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Gift box appeal

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

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 either a care home in Wales or someone who receives a friendship call from our Friend in Need telephone befriending service.

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.

Delivery of gift boxes

Drop off your gift box – please don't seal your gift box but place a rubber band around the closed box. You are now ready to deliver your gift box to our team at Age Cymru, Ground Floor, Mariners House, East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5TD.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Age Cymru team are working from home. However, our office will open on Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December 2021 for you to drop your boxes into us. Please ensure you deliver your boxes by Friday 3 December 2021.

Alternatively, we have a number of local Age Cymru partners across Wales who are more than willing to accept your gift boxes.

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.

Any questions?

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

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