WHEN the Anglesey Foster Care Association team got in touch with Asda Llangefni's community champion they were hoping for a raffle prize for an awards evening - but instead ended up being treated to an extra special Christmas party.

The group couldn't afford to hold a festive event having already hosted their awards evening in September.

That is when Asda's Sam Broadley secured a donation from the Asda Foundation to pay for a party for a group of 30 children, their parents and carers, as well as arranging for a storyteller to put on a show and a visit from Santa.

Anglesey Foster Care Association chair Barabara Jones said:"Sam has been brilliant. We would not have had a Christmas party at all if it wasn't for Asda. Their help has been amazing we can't thank them enough.

"I first contacted Sam in the summer and asked if Asda could donate a raffle prize for our Star Awards event. Children in care often have low morale and low self esteem, but these awards give them a bit of a boost.

"Sam generously agreed, and asked if we were having a Christmas party. I said we weren't as we couldn't afford it and Sam said she would see what she could do.

"We were lucky enough to get a £500 grant from the Asda Foundation for the party and then I got a call out of the blue saying they were going to take our party to the next level! I was bursting with excitement."

Asda Llangefni's Sam Broadley added: "The group have been so excited by the Christmas party and it all started with them asking for a raffle prize! They really are a deserving group.

"The kids had an absolutely brilliant time and it was lovely to see."

At the party, the group held a separate awards evening for children whose parents are fostering children.