Posted: Mon 21st Dec 2020

Kind-hearted students and staff donate Christmas gifts for children as part of festive event for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 21st, 2020

Children will receive gifts this Christmas donated by staff, students and members of the public at a Wrexham Glyndwr University Students’ Union event.

The socially-distanced Winter Wonderland event earlier this month was held by the Students’ Union as part of an ongoing programme of Christmas festivities, and helped support a charity appeal by PACT – the Prison Advice Care Trust.

The appeal will see the gifts distributed to children by the Trust, with kind-hearted attendees donating 75 gifts to raise the spirits of children this Christmas.

A further £172 was also raised for the PACT Appeal through cash donations on the day, a raffle, and at the WGSU Christmas quiz which followed last week’s event in the evening.

Manager of the Students’ Union’s Lazy Lion bar, Kieran Irwin, added: “It was amazing for all the community to come together in such a tough year and enjoy themselves – whilst helping a good cause.

“Next year will hopefully be bigger – and even better.’

Digital Marketing Assistant, Lauren Hole, added: “The Winter Wonderland event was a great success.

“We hosted a safe event that not only lifted the spirits of everyone who got involved, but also raised money and collected gifts to help add more sparkle to Christmas for a child that really needs it. Attendees got to browse Christmas stalls, enjoy mulled wine – and to meet Santa and his reindeers.

“Everyone who helped out deserves a vote of thanks for making the day go so well – and that of course includes Santa himself, as well the lovely reindeers, Ash and Freddie, who added a real touch of magic.

“Without the support of our students, staff, and community, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the success that we have. Thank you all, and we wish you a safe and very Merry Christmas from all at the Students’ Union.”

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