NORTH Wales activists are offering Christmas shoppers in llandudno the chance to write "the most important card you send" this year.

To mark Human Rights Day on Tuesday, December 10, members of Amnesty International's Colwyn Bay Group joined forces with members all over the world for the beginning of the charity's annual Write for Rights campaign.

The group will now take the campaign to the Shopping centre in Llandudno on Saturday, December 14, urging people to share goodwill and message of solidarity for victims of human rights abuses around the world by simply writing a Christmas card.

At their last meeting at Colwyn Bay cricket Club, group members wrote their cards, took photos of solidarity and sent emails to those who put their life on the line for human rights.

Member of the group, Viv Smith-Franks, said “This year, we sending cards and messages to a number of individuals, groups and communities such as a teenager on death row, a young activist working to save a community hit by climate change, a 14 year old hearing impaired young man who was wrongfully arrested, beaten and strung up by the police in Mexico.”

In the past, the campaign has provided vital hope for many people cut off from society or imprisoned including Albert Woodfox, who was held in solitary confinement for more than 43 years in the United States.

Mrs Smith-Franks added; "It’s not too late for you to join us in sending a card. This Saturday, we will be singing carols in The Victoria Centre and giving people an opportunity to sign a card.

“ It may be the most important card you send this Christmas.”

The group meet in Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Rhos-on-Sea, on the last Thursday of every month. For more details email