Here at ASW Property Services, we were proud to partner with a dozen other businesses to help raise more than £5,000 to ensure that more than 100 families will get the Christmas they deserve.
The money was used to make and deliver more than 100 Christmas hampers containing all the ingredients for a Christmas dinner and more, to individuals and families who, for a variety of reasons, could not otherwise afford a good Christmas.
The initiative was kickstarted by Carolyn Harris, the former MP for Swansea East, who was raising money for 50 hampers but knew this would not be enough to help all the families in need.
She initially asked Neath-based van leasing and van contract hire company Low Cost Vans to help with the delivery of the hampers. In addition, the company agreed to help raise more funds.
The companies that contributed were: Arena Racing Company (which owns Chepstow and Ffos Las racecourses), ASW Property Services, Budget Carpets, Castell Howell Foods, Happy Home Furnishers, Low Cost Vans, Morgans Hotel, Neath Round Table, SA1 Solutions, Studentdigz, Thrifty Car Rental, Vodafone and Yellow Star Trading.
The Christmas Hampers were delivered by Swansea City legend Lee Trundle. The families that will benefit come from a mixture of referrals by social services, food banks, the police and other bodies.