The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting a campaign to help families in need as part of a Community Resilience Fund.

    Now in its fifth year, the annual campaign aims to provide festive cheer to those who require an extra helping hand in the local community.

    The University is an integral part of its local community collaborating with partners to make a positive contribution to the region and its citizens in a variety of ways.

    As part its work, UWTSD is supporting a community campaign organised by Climate Change Minister, Julie James, Member of the Senedd for Swansea West, at the Phoenix Centre in Townhill.

    The team at the Centre are aiming to provide up to 200 hampers to local residents who need extra help and support. Money raised will help to provide food for the hampers, fill shelves at the food bank and host a breakfast with Santa at the Phoenix Centre.

    Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor said: “The University is delighted to support Julie James’s campaign and to assist in ensuring that families in Townhill and Mayhill receive the support that they need.

    “As a civic institution, it is the University’s mission to make a profound impact on the wellbeing of the communities we serve.  That impact manifests itself in many ways and includes working with key partners to make a difference to the lives and life chances of others.”

    Julie James MS said: “Food poverty is an issue close to many of our hearts, so this year myself and my team will be working closely with the Phoenix Centre to ensure the community of Townhill and Mayhill are not forgotten during this very difficult time by supporting them in their Christmas campaign.

    “We have already received donations from some local businesses, and we are so grateful for their support, but we need to help more people this year than ever before.”

    To donate or for further information: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phoenixcentre

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