A FREE Christmas Eve community event has been organised in Rhyl for the fifth consecutive year to help those less fortunate in the town.

This year’s event, at Ffordd Las Community Centre, will run from 11am until 3pm on December 24, with all donations of either money or goods welcome.

The Salvation Army brass and bugle band will provide festive sounds, while hot and cold refreshments will also be provided.

Santa will make an appearance to hand out gifts to children, meanwhile.


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It has been organised by the Rhyl Wings Projects community group, which is aiming to raise £10,000 this year on the back of its most popular event last Christmas Eve.

A total of 1,257 people attended last year’s event, and the hundreds of pounds donated took the charity’s total funds raised last winter to more than £5,000.

For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/rhylwingsprojects.

Steve Ridyard, of Rhyl Wings Projects, said: “Santa’s going to be there, cosplayers, bouncy castles, Batman, and more.

“It’s at a bigger venue, and there are a lot more people wanting to get involved this time.

“As Rhyl Wings Projects gets bigger, we do need to expand.”

Donations given to Rhyl Wings Projects will be distributed between various causes, such as children’s hospitals, foodbanks and more.

Members of Rhyl Wings Projects will also be helping the town’s Rotary club with their Santa float this December.