Christmas has come early this week, when Andrew Hill, Public Service Centre Supervisor from South Wales Police, delivered some wonderful toys to the Health Visiting Team at Woodland House.

The donations were made after a toy drive in the Joint Public Service Centre (JPSC) which is at Police Headquarters in Bridgend. The JPSC is the emergency control room for South Wales Police, South Wales Fire Service, and Mid Wales Fire Service and is manned 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year.  JPSC take 999 calls from across all of South Wales for the police and wider for the fire services.

Andrew says, “The team at HQ regularly host a variety of fundraising throughout the year, and all agreed to contact local Health Boards to see if they could use the donations to support vulnerable families this Christmas.  We are delighted to be able to make a difference to someone in need at this time of year. We also support local food banks”. 

Wendy Day says, “Our thanks to the JPSC for their very kind donation of toys for the families throughout Cardiff. It will make such a difference to these families where the health visitors are able to donate the toys to the children most in need at this time of year. It is extremely difficult for parents to express the need for support when struggling financially to provide for their children, which is particularly poignant at this time of year. To receive such wonderful donations will help to make their Christmas a little happier, it also supports the health visitors in building trusting, therapeutic relationships with these families.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  The Health Visiting Management Team (on behalf of all the health visitors across Cardiff and the Vale).

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