Mr X Appeal


The Mr X Appeal is back and ready to bring some festive cheer to hundreds of children across South Wales. For those out of the loop, the Mr X Appeal, with your help, provides presents for children on Christmas. The team at MR X work with childcare agencies across the region and put together a list of children from families that need a bit of support.

We ask University staff and students to pair up with a specific child and donate a suitable gift to them. If you’d like to make a child’s Christmas more magical, then visit your SU office or Pop Up Union, and pick up a name tag. The name tag has all you need to know; a name, an age and sometimes a clue to the child’s interests. Your gift doesn’t need to break the bank, and you aren’t solely responsible for providing your matched child a gift, so don’t worry if something happens which means you can’t commit. Make sure to bring your gift to the SU office or one of the campus collection points before the 4th December and the team behind the Mr X appeal will do the rest. Thanks, and Merry Christmas! We hope you see you in the office soon.




1. Pick up a name tag. 

You can get a name tag from the Students' Union office, Pop-Up SU or select Reception Desks. 


Students’ Union


Carmarthen Office, College Road, Carmarthen
Lampeter Office, College Street, Lampeter
Swansea Office, Llys Glas, Swansea

Pop-Up SU


Camarthen Campus: 4, 11, 18 and 25 November*
Lampeter Campus: 4, 8 and 15 November*
Swansea Campus: 11 and 18 November*

Reception Desk


Dynevor Reception
Business School Reception
IQ Building Reception


*Pop Up Details on our events page. 



Mr X Pop Up Union at a reception desk. A sign explaining the rules and a small tree with name tags. Mr X Pop Up Union at a reception desk. A sign explaining the rules and a small tree with name tags.



2. Buy a gift

Use the information on the name tag to find a suitable gift. If you're stuck for ideas, we have put together a gift with some great ideas. 


View Gift Guide



3. Drop off your gift

Please drop off your gift at one of the following locations by 3 December:

  • Carmarthen SU Office
  • Lampeter SU Office
  • Swansea SU Office
  • Reception at Dynevor
  • Reception at Business School
  • Reception at IQ Building



The Rules

Please follow these instructions to make sure we get your gift to your paired child in time for Christmas. 


The Do’s


Do place your donated gift in an unsealed gift bag - please don't gift wrap it. 

Do make sure to attach the Childs Name Tag with the Childs reference number.

Do include another tag with the message:

'To <insert child's name>, with lots of love from Father Christmas'.


The Don'ts


Don’t wrap anything, all gifts are checked by the Mr X Team. 

Don't give sweets, food, other perishable or used gifts.



01267 676 876
TSDSU, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP



01570 422 619
TSDSU, College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7ED



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TSDSU, Llys Glas, 1 Alexandra Rd, Swansea, SA1 5AL

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