Mr X Appeals to Admiral
Hundreds of staff at local employer Admiral have once again taken part in the Mr X Appeal, donating over 1,000 Christmas presents to disadvantaged children throughout the Swansea area.
Signing their cards “With love from Father Christmas”, each staff member who donates a gift, gets given the first name, gender and age of a child who would otherwise go without a Christmas present. There is no minimum or maximum spend and staff members are very charitable, in fact many donated large gifts, such as tablets, games consoles and sports equipment.
The Mr X Appeal in Admiral is co-ordinated by Angela Macdonald in the New Business department, alongside colleague Lesley Rees and many of their little helpers throughout Admiral.
Admiral has been collecting presents for the Mr X Appeal for over ten years, with the number growing every Christmas. Starting in Swansea, this has expanded to include donations from the Newport and Cardiff offices, who this year gave over 400 gifts between them.
Angela said, “Christmas would not be the same at Admiral without the Mr X Appeal. People have been especially generous this year, with quite a few of our staff donating a whole bag of presents to their chosen child.
“Christmas is a special time for children. The thought of a child not having a gift to open on Christmas day would fill anyone with sadness. I am proud that so many Admiral staff want to be a big part of this cause.”