Llantwit youth are good samaritans

04 December 2015

Young people from Llantwit Youth Council turned out in force to raise money for the town mayor’s charities despite the fierce weather that battered the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.


LM Christmas Illuminations - youth council


The youth councillors, aged between eleven and eighteen, sold homemade cakes and ran ‘Pin the Nose on Rudolph’ and ‘Name the Christmas Canine’ games at the event on 28 November.


The Chair of Llantwit Youth Council, Shannon Wade, said: “As representatives of the young people of Llantwit Major we are determined to make a positive impact on our town.”


The money raised at the event will be divided equally between Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan and the Samaritans. Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan works with children, young people and adults in Llantwit Major and the wider Vale who are suffering from mental distress to help them achieve and maintain a more fulfilling life and play a full and equal part within their community. The Samaritans offers a twenty-four hour service to support children, young people and adults in the town and throughout the UK who are suffering and in need of support.


The youth council’s Vice-Chair, Amy Hooper, added: “These two charities offer vital support to children, young people and adults in our town and we are delighted to be able to support them.”


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