Carmarthenshire council's Christmas Toybox appeal has been given a £1,000 donation by insurance firm Admiral.

An employee at the Swansea firm, Clare Hope, last week met up with Carmarthenshire councillor Mair Stephens and Nia Thomas to see where the money was spent.

Clare said: "The work that goes into this project is phenomenal and they are not allowed to use volunteers this year due to the pandemic.

"If you are in the fortunate position to be able to make a donation, please consider doing so."

Because of Covid-19 this year the annual toybox appeal is for financial donations only, and the money will be spent locally on toys and gifts.

Gifts will be bought out of the money donated by people and businesses such as Admiral and given to families who, for a range of reasons, are not able to give their children a Christmas that most of us take for granted.

Schools, family centres and youth workers identify those who are in greatest need of support.

Council staff will purchase, wrap and deliver toys in the run-up to Christmas.

Donations can be made at or you can also send your contributions (cheques payable to Carmarthenshire County Council) to Building 2, St David’s Park, Job’s Well Road, Carmarthen SA31 3HB, or telephone 01267 246657 if you have a cash donation.