A CHARITY is once again handing out free food at venues across Flintshire and Wrexham on Christmas Eve. 

Given to Shine, a local charity that supports those struggling financially, is running the scheme on Christmas Eve for its seventh successive year. 

The charity is currently collecting food which will be handed out free-of-charge to people from thousands of households across the area. 

The food provided will be predominantly supermarket surplus, food that would otherwise exceed its best before date during store closures and be destined for the bin.

A spokesperson for Given to Shine said: "The food available will be predominantly seasonal vegetables and bread, but we may have a bit of fruit too.

"We kindly ask you to bring your own bags as there will not be any provided, and feel free to collect for your neighbours who may struggle to attend themselves.

"Please bear with us if we’re a few minutes late (or early) on the day; our Christmas Elves have a huge task on their hands to make this possible.

"For other areas, we shall hopefully be announcing collection points for you soon, we are still struggling in some areas so apologies in advance if there isn’t one nearby."


The following food collection points and times have been arranged:


Broughton - Broughton Scout Hut, Main Road, CH4 0NN - 7pm

Connah’s Quay - Connah’s Quay Labour Social Club, Fron Road, CH5 4PJ - 7.15pm

Flint - The George & Dragon, Church Street, CH6 5AE - 6.45pm

Holywell - Holway Community Centre, Moor Lane, Holway, Holywell CH8 7DW - 7pm

Leeswood - Leeswood Community Centre, King Street, CH7 4SB - 7pm

Mold - The Counselling Hub Charity Shop (below former Clays Cafe), Wrexham Street, CH7 1ET - 6pm

Saltney Ferry - Saltney Ferry Scout Headquarters, Bradshaw Avenue, CH4 OBE - 6.45pm

Sandycroft - Sandycroft Hub & Pantry, Old Scout Hut, CH5 2PN - 6.45pm 


Acrefair/Plas Madoc (outdoors) - 108 Hampden Way, LL14 3UR - 6.45pm

Acton and Maesydre - The Powerhouse, Maesydre Road, LL12 7DT - 6.30pm

Bradley - Bradley Village Hall, Glan Llyn Road, LL11 4BB - 6.45pm

Brymbo - Brymbo Enterprise Centre, Blast Road, LL11 5BT - 7pm

Caia Park - The Hub, Caia Park Partnership, Prince Charles Road, LL13 8TH - 6.15pm

Cefn y Bedd - Bodywork Pilates, PD Centre, Mold Road, LL12 9UL - 6.45pm

Coedpoeth - The Old Carnegie Library, Park Road, LL11 3TD - 7pm

Froncysyllte - Froncysyllte Community Centre, Gate Road, LL20 7RH - 6.45pm

Gresford - Gresford Memorial Hall, Off High Street, LL12 8PS - 6.45pm

Gwersyllt - Gwersyllt Sports & Social Club, Mold Road, Gwersyllt, LL11 4AF - 6.15pm

Johnstown - Johnstown Scout Hut, Heol-y-Cyngor, LL14 2TL - 6.30pm

Llanarmon DC - Llanarmon DC Village Hall, LL20 7LD - 7pm

Llay - Church of the Nazarene, Nant-y-Gaer Road, Llay, LL12 0SG - 6.30pm

Marchwiel - Piercy Hall, 29 Piercy Avenue, LL13 0RH - 6.45pm

Pandy - Gresford Colliery Club, Recreational Grounds, Bluebell Lane, LL12 8EE - 6.45pm

Penycae - Church of the Nazarene, Stryt Issa, LL142PN- 6.15pm

Rhosnesni - The Gate Hangs High, 148 Rhosnesni Lane, LL13 9ES - 6.15pm

Ruabon - Sports Pavillion, Maes y Llan Lane, LL14 6AD - 6.15pm