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Llantwit Youth Are Good Samaritans

 LM Christmas Illuminations Youth Council 3

Despite the fierce weather that battered the Llantwit Major Christmas Illuminations event this year, young people from Llantwit Youth Council turned out in force to raise money for the town mayor’s charities. The youth councillors, aged between eleven and eighteen, sold homemade cakes and ran ‘Pin the Nose on Rudolph’ and ‘Name the Christmas Canine’ games at the Christmas Illuminations event on November 28th. The money raised will be divided equally between Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan and the Samaritans.

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan works with children, young people and adults in Llantwit Major and the wider Vale who are suffering from mental distress to help them achieve and maintain a more fulfilling life and play a full and equal part within their community. Samaritans offers a twenty-four hour service to support children, young people and adults in the town and throughout the UK who are suffering and in need of support. More information about these charities can be found at www.mindinthevale.org.uk and www.Samaritans.org respectively.

The Chair of Llantwit Youth Council, Shannon Wade, said that “as representatives of the young people of Llantwit Major we are determined to make a positive impact on our town.” The youth council’s Vice-Chair, Amy Hooper, added that “these two charities offer vital support to children, young people and adults in our town and we are delighted to be able to support them.”