Once again Christmas is fast approaching and our thoughts turn to the young people in Torfaen who are experiencing poverty and have no contact with their families. The Santa Appeal has been run by Torfaen Social Services for the past ten years. This has been a tremendous success, thanks to the generosity of all those who have participated in this appeal. Once again we are appealing for donations of a Christmas gift, which will make Christmas special for those children and young people who might otherwise miss out. If you would like to participate and spread a little joy this Christmas please call us on either 01633 647538 or 01633 647539. Our lines will open from Monday 24th October 2016. If you would like to donate a gift you will be given an age and a reference number. If the young person is over 16 years of age you will also be given a first name. These details must be attached to the donated gift, which we would ask you not to wrap, although a donation of wrapping paper would be greatly appreciated. Once your gift is ready please take to one of our following drop off points: TYPSS, The Studio, Oldbury Business Estate, Cwmbran NP44 3JU. Cwmbran Library, Gwent Square, Cwmbran Shopping Centre, NP44 1PL. TVA, Portland Buildings, Commercial Street, Pontypool, NP4 6JS. Please take your gift to any of the above offices, by Monday 5th December 2016. Also this year we are accepting non -perishable food to make up hampers for our young people 16 and over who are living alone – for more information please ring number above. Thank you for your continued support to this appeal, it is greatly appreciated.