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Cwmafan Veteran Turns Santa!

Mark Quinn surprised staff at the NSPCC's Swansea offices earlier - arriving with a massive truck full of toys!

A few weeks ago Mark, a former area system operator with the Royal Corps of Signals got in touch with our team here at The Wave and Swansea Sound. He told us how his house had turned into a Christmas grotto after he started a collection of toys for those in need over the festivities and he was looking for a good home.

38 year old Mark has terminal cancer and wanted to do something extra special this year. 

Once he sent out an SOS..we were happy to step in and help him with his bid! Thanks to our amazing relationship with the NSPCC who we fundraise for each year, as part of our Cash for Kids charity - we were able to connect the local dad and their team.

Mark is such a generous man. In the past two years - despite his health battle he has run a half-marathon for Care after Combat and helped fundraise for homeless charities. 

He told us: "The NSPCC team are are the real heroes. They do tremendous work. Just hope we have helped a bit ..to help them.. help people. It was a real team effort. From the amazing people who've been donating items - to The Wave and Swansea Sound for helping raise awareness."

 

The toys will now be shared with Women's Aid and The Boot Room.

Donna Holmes, Senior Administrator at the NSPCC said: "A huge thank you on behave of all the staff at Swansea, we are absolutely blown away by everyone’s generosity who has donated and even more so to Mark for collecting and delivering the gifts. These will help so many of the young people and families who we work with and hopefully make their Christmas extra special this year."

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