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Gift box appeal

The Age Cymru partnership is appealing to you to fill a wrapped shoe box with gifts in our aim to help make this Christmas a little brighter.

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Age Connects Wales and Care & Repair Cymru this year. By working in partnership, means we can reach more older people across Wales.

Christmas can be a lonely time for many older people who have no close family to visit over the festive period, we hope that having a gift to open may make a huge difference. Your amazing gift boxes will be delivered to

  • someone living in a care home in Wales
  • someone who receives a friendship call from our Friend in Need telephone befriending service
  • an older person who users one of the vital services delivered from the local Age Cymru partner
  • a older person who uses the vital services of Care & Repair Cymru (i.e. those over 60 who own their own home or who privately rent in Wales)
  • an older person who Age Connects Wales staff and volunteers have identified as most vulnerable and isolated living throughout Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan who may be facing Christmas with little or no interaction with others.

How you can help

  • Find a shoe box - Wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas paper, or you can use a festive pre-printed box
  • Fill with gifts - see our suggestions below (list is not exhaustive)
  • Attach a label marking whether your gift is for a male, female or generic
  • Please don't include personal information about yourself
  • Please don't seal your gift box but place a rubber band around the closed box.

Suggestions to include:

  • Gloves / Scarves / Hat
  • Smellies
  • Games / Puzzles
  • Puzzle Books
  • Photo Frame / Photo Album
  • Diary / Calendar
  • Treats / Sweets
  • Chocolates / Biscuits
  • A Special Christmas decoration.

Please don’t add any second hand / used items to your gift box.

What's the deadline for delivery of gift boxes?

The deadline for your boxes to be delivered is Friday 1 December 2023. Our offices will be open from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December 2023 for you to drop your boxes into us.

Where is my local drop off point?

South Wales

Age Cymru, Ground Floor, Mariners House, East Moors Road, Cardiff, CF24 5TD. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.


Care & Repair Bridgend County, Avon Court, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SR


Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, Unit 10, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Age Connects Morgannwg, Cynon Linc, Seymour Street, Aberdare CF44 7BD. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Care & Repair Western Bay, Llys Tawe Complex,Players Industrial Estate, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5BQ


Care & Repair Cwm Taf, 38-39 Duffryn Street, Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF43 4ER.


Care & Repair Monmouthshire and Torfaen, S2, Sycamore Suite, Caerleon House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, NP4 0HZ.


Age Connects Torfaen, The Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Sebastopol, Pontypool NP4 5AB. (drop off Monday – Friday during working hours).

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West Wales

Age Cymru Dyfed, 27 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2LN

Care & Repair Carmarthenshire, 3 Eastgate, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3YF

Age Cymru Dyfed, 34-36 Market Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1NH

Age Cymru Dyfed, Units 5 – 11, LEC Workshops, 100 Trostre Road, Llanelli, SA15 2EA

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North Wales

Age Cymru, St Andrews Park, Queens Lane, Flintshire, CH7 1XB

Age Cymru Gwynedd a Mon, Y Cartref, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7UW.

Age Connects North Wales Central, Eirianfa Community Centre, Factory Lane, Denbigh LL16 3TS. Drop off: times: on a Monday between 10am – 2pm.

Care & Repair Conwy and Denbighshire, Unit 10 / 11 Ffordd Richard Davies, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0LJ. Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm.

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Mid Wales

Age Cymru Powys, Old Warehouse, Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT. Open 9am -12pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At all other times please ring beforehand.

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Any questions?

If you require any further information then please contact our Gift Box team or call 029 2043 1555.




Last updated: Oct 20 2023

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