Dragon Taxis has donated a variety of food items to support children and young people experiencing poverty in the county.

The Torfaen Santa Appeal, run by Torfaen Social Services, provides food and gifts to young people who would otherwise miss out at Christmas time.

Dragon Taxis, a regional hub of the UK’s leading private hire operator Veezu, donated dry and tinned goods, as well as sweet treats, which will be used to make up hampers for young people aged 16 and over who are living alone.

Jack Price, Dragon Taxis Regional Director, visited one of the dedicated drop off points in the borough to present the items to Councillor Fiona Cross, Torfaen Executive Member for Children, Families & Communities, representing Torfaen Santa Appeal.

Jack said: “Driver-partners work in the heart of their communities and often hear first-hand the difficulties people face. After a particularly challenging year, we wanted to give something back to those in need in our local area. We hope this donation will bring some Christmas cheer to young people in Torfaen.”

Councillor Fiona Cross, Torfaen Executive Member for Children, Families & Communities, said: “We really appreciate Dragon Taxis’ kind donation. These items will make a huge difference to young people in the county who would otherwise have very little or nothing this Christmas time.”

Now in its 15th year, The Torfaen Santa Appeal has helped countless families and individuals during the festive period each year, with around 2000 gifts including food donations received.

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