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Splott Community Volunteers at breakfast club. Image Credit: Splott Community Volunteers.

Volunteers needed for community group’s Christmas grotto event in Splott

They are also running a gift donation drive for struggling families

IF you’re looking to get on Santa’s nice list this year, here are three different ways you can help Splott Community Volunteers bring festive spirit to Splott. 

Firstly, they are looking for volunteers for their annual Christmas Grotto event on Sunday, December 17. Volunteers are needed from December 14 until the event itself to decorate the sports hall in the old STAR Centre. 

Project manager Lynne Thomas said: “With great sports halls comes great responsibility and we will need all the help we can get to transform badminton courts into a festive fiesta fit for Father Christmas.”

Poster for the Christmas Grotto. Image Credit: Splott Community Volunteers.

You can also donate to their Christmas gift drive to provide presents to low income children, families and individuals in Splott. They are looking for toys and food items for hampers. Presents can be donated to their space at the back of the old STAR Centre between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Finally, Splott Community Volunteers are asking people to nominate them for the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Charity Draw. The Benefact Group is a group of financial services companies which donate to charity. As part of their annual programme, twelve charities are picked from the nominated pool every weekday between December 3 and 18. The chosen charities receive £1,000 and the more nominations the better a charities chances are. 

They would use this money to provide Christmas dinners to 60 people and create food hampers to give out before Christmas. 

Splott Community Volunteers runs a breakfast club and charity shop every Thursday morning from 8.30 to 10.30am. For a £4 donation they provide anyone with a full cooked breakfast and ten shopping items to takeaway. They are supported by local supermarkets and businesses including Greggs, Lidl and the Co-op. 

Last week, on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, the breakfast club was visited by Jack Sargeant MS.

If you are interested in supporting them over the Christmas period, or beyond, email or call 07707818093.