Mr X Appeals to Admiral
Hundreds of Admiral staff from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, have taken part in the Mr X Appeal, donating over 1,400 Christmas presents to local disadvantaged children.
This number is the highest ever donation from Admiral staff to this appeal, which has been co-ordinated in Admiral for over ten years by Angela Macdonald who works in the New Business department.
The number of presents donated by Admiral to this appeal has grown over the years so she has recruited many little helpers throughout Admiral to support her, including colleague Lesley Rees.
Angela said, “Christmas would not be the same at Admiral without the Mr X Appeal. It has been wonderful to see my colleagues donating thousands of presents throughout the years and in 2015, we appear to have smashed our own record!
Christmas is a special time for children and 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.”
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. The presents are given to children who live in and around the Swansea area and there is no minimum or maximum spend, so staff are very charitable. In fact, many donated large gifts, such as tablets, games consoles and sports equipment.