Caring Health and Care students at Coleg Llandrillo's Rhyl campus have been busy collecting a wide range of presents for a charity's Christmas Toy Box appeal.

The Level 2 students, in collaboration with pupils from Ysgol Emmanuel primary school in Rhyl, are aiming to put smiles on children's faces, who without the help of kind-hearted supporters, face the probability of not having a present to open on Christmas Day.

Margaret Williams, founder of the North Wales Super Kids' charity, and key promoter of its annual Christmas Toy Box appeal, explained more:

Every year we get to hear about a growing number of children and families in these circumstances, and every year we need more and more new presents to bag up and send out to every child / young person aged from 1-18.

We also want to help vulnerable care leavers, these are the ones 18-25 that no longer have family networks and have possibly been in care for many years. These youngsters may be your children, your neighbours, a friend's child, but whoever they will be living in your area. These are children who will not be having presents unless we hear about them. Remember, Christmas Day is THE most important date in any youngsters' diary.

Programme Leader for Level 2 Health and Social Care at Rhyl College, Hailey Hockenhull, said:

We are absolutely delighted with the response from our students at this busy time of year. Their selflessness and hard work will benefit so many disadvantaged young people across North Wales. A special mention should go to my class reps Stacey Denton and Ayla Kennedy.

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