Torfaen businesses join forces to spread some Christmas joy


The One2One Group, consisting of One2One Mortgage Solutions & One2One Estate Agents Ltd, have gone into partnership with uddr, the fastest growing ‘one-stop local services app’ in South Wales, to help the young people of Torfaen this Christmas.

The Torfaen Santa Appeal, a yearly campaign run by Torfaen Social Services, donates gifts to children and young people who would otherwise miss out at Christmas time due to experiencing poverty or no longer having contact with family.
The One2One Group, who are long-time supporters of the campaign, have enlisted the support of uddr with the aim of ensuring that out of the hundreds of children and young people in Torfaen needing help, not a single one will wake up with nothing on Christmas Day.

In addition to gifts, the appeal is also looking to provide food parcels to young people living on their own, who without help, face a bleak Christmas bereft of food and support.

Mark Taylor director at One2One commented on the partnership: ‘This is unacceptable to us, which is why we as companies feel passionately about this and will be one of our main focuses between now and Christmas.’


How can you help?

If you would like to donate a gift, please contact the One2One Group who will be able to provide a list of children requiring support, including their age and gender. Unwrapped gifts can then either be dropped off at the designated drop off point or One2One will arrange collection. In addition to gifts, non-perishable food items can also be donated for food parcels.

With the current COVID situation and many people staying at home, monetary donations are also welcome and One2One will happily purchase gifts and/or food items on your behalf.
After a difficult year for many, this partnership and appeal hopes to bring the local community together to help provide for the underprivileged young persons of Torfaen who would love to have something to make them smile on Christmas Day.

David Smith, founder of uddr, added: “What a fantastic cause. With everything going on right now it is a no brainer for us to be involved. We’re delighted to be able to contribute and support the local community, in particular the young people of Torfaen.”

If there are any local businesses who would like to make a cash donation, One2One is happy to purchase gifts on their behalf. Last year one generous business donated enough to buy over 50 presents.
Both One2One Group and uddr will be making significant donations, but this will only scratch the surface of the help that is needed, therefore any support you can give to this appeal is greatly appreciated.

For more details or to make a donation, please contact:
Mark Taylor:
Drop off point: Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool NP4 0HZ

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