Age Cymru is once again appealing to the mid Wales public to fill a wrapped shoe box with gifts to help make Christmas a special time for older people living in care homes. 

With many care home residents having no close family to visit over the festive period, we hope that having a gift to open may make their Christmas more enjoyable.

 All the public need to do is fill a shoe box with gifts such as gloves, scarves, hats and socks to help keep people warm.  You could also include traditional stocking

fillers such as smellies, small games, puzzles, diaries and calendars.  While of course everyone loves chocolates and luxury biscuits over Christmas. Please don’t add any second hand or used items to your gift box. 

Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper and secure them with an elastic band. Also, please attach a label indicating whether the gifts are suitable for females, males or both.  Please do not include any personal information about yourself.

Please drop off your gift boxes at the address listed below by Friday, December 6. 

  • 27 Pier Street Aberystwyth SY23 2LS
  • Old Warehouse Office, Parkers Lane, Newtown SY16 2LT
  • Marlow, South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DH

 For more information contact Age Cymru on 029 2043 1555 or email – you can download a poster to display in your workplace, school, or library by visiting