A TAXI firm in Wrexham has successfully completed their Christmas shoebox appeal for the homeless.

Apollo Taxis took to social media on Tuesday to share their joy as over 100 shoeboxes and bags have been donated to the ‘Wrexham homeless, People Helping People’ group appeal.

Taking to their Facebook page, Terry Davies, senior receptionist, said: “I’m so humbled and proud of our ‘little’ town of Wrexham.

“In two short months, after relentless work and determination to make the shoebox appeal for ‘Wrexham homeless, People Helping People’ a success.

“I’m so, so happy and over the moon to have loaded a minibus and a car full of gifts and delivered over a 100 gift boxes and bags to Tŷ Pawb.

“I couldn’t have done any of this without some amazing, kind hearted, generous people out there, that took the time to answer my Facebook pleas for donations and gifts etc.

“It’s honestly people like you, that can truly make a difference in this world.

“We are still taking donations as always in these winter months, so if you have any clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, please bring them along to our office on Charles Street.

“Everything is so greatly appreciated, even just the little things.

“Everyone deserves a Christmas regardless of your situation.

“If you see someone in need, buy them a coffee or something to eat.

“Your simple kind gesture could just save a life, in these cold months.”

Mr Davies offered his assistance in helping the homeless community after talking to a member of the ‘People Helping People’ charity, he added: “I have been getting involved with the homeless for about a year now.

“It started when I found out that the homeless charity needed a new drop off point as the shop that was collecting donations was closing.

“After talking to Dee (who runs the homeless charity in Wrexham), we as a company wanted to give back to the community and help as we could.

“I found out that they have monthly meetings and they were being charged £30 every time they used the room for them. We have a conference room in the Apollo Taxis building so we started by letting them use the room for free, whenever they needed it.

“So over the last year I have pushed on social media collecting donations and the people of Wrexham have been so very generous.

“Last year I collected shoeboxes for a charity in Llay.

“So this year I was adamant that I wanted to do it for the homeless in Wrexham and collect as many gift boxes and bags as I could.

“It has been extremely overwhelming by the amount of response we had, and the amount of people and Apollo staff that have got involved with collecting and donating has been phenomenal.”