For the last three years I’ve taken part in a collection of donations for women and children forced to spend the Christmas season in refuges and I’ll be opening up my office as a collection point again this year.

This time of year can be very difficult for people in uncertain circumstances, and a refuge is not where anybody wants to be. Many women and families arrive there having had to leave all of their possessions behind.

If you would like to make any donations, either as a completed shoebox or loose items, please drop them into my office:

116 Albany Road, CF24 3RU

9.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

The last day for donations will be Thursday 13th December.


What can I donate?

Toiletries, cosmetics and makeup which are new or unused

Items for babies and children

We will try to make sure each shoebox has a luxury item as well as the essentials


Here are some ideas:



Shower gel


Face wipes




Sanitary products



Body/face creams

Body scrub

Make up

Nail polish/remover/files

Cotton wool


Colouring books/pens/small toys

Nappies/baby wipes

You can either prepare your own shoebox (and wrap or decorate it) or drop in loose items which will be put together into boxes by local organisers. If you do put a shoebox together please make sure the lid can be removed.



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