This year, for the first time, Canolfan Peniarth will send some of their books and popular children's resource center to the children's wards in hospitals as part of Hywel Dda Health Charities’ Give a Gift appeal.

As a leading book publisher and educational resources for children in Wales, Canolfan Peniarth has a vast collection of popular publications for children of all ages, some of which have been authored by experienced and well-known authors, including Manon Steffan Ros, Gwenno Davies and Hywel Griffiths, to name only a few. In addition, after forming a working partnership with S4C earlier this year, Peniarth has produced snap cards and dominos and reward stickers with the popular characters from the world of Cyw.

These books and resources will be shared between children's wards at Bronglais, Glangwili and Withybush hospitals as part of Hywel Dda Health Charities’ Give a Gift appeal, in order to ensure a Merry Christmas for children who will be spending Christmas in hospital.

Gwydion Wynne, Canolfan Peniarth Director, "We are pleased to be able to support this special appeal this year. As a parent, I can feel deep sympathy with the families who will have to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period, and I'm confident that these books and resources that we are donating will help entertain the children. Our aim next year is to contact all of the health boards in Wales so that we can donate our books and resources to all children's wards in Wales. "

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities said, “We are extremely grateful to Canolfan Peniarth for supporting our Give a Gift Christmas appeal. These books and games will be valuable resources to our Play Services Teams at our hospitals, who spend time with children who are awaiting surgery or who are recovering after surgery. Our aim is to entertain children who spend a long time in hospital over Christmas as well as throughout the year, and these resources from Canolfan Peniarth will certainly make the children smile.”

As part of the appeal, the public are also being encouraged to send a gift from a gift list which can be found on amazon, with prices ranging from £ 1 to £ 50. For more details, visit Hywel Dda Health Charities’ website.