As part of our social action we reach out to underprivileged families in Derby with the Christmas message and presents for the children.
Many children are referred, not only through our Jubilee clinics, but also by social/familiy workers and organisations working with young families and women's refuges. A number of churches in Derby and Derbyshire hold toy services to collect gifts for specific age groups for us. We also work in partnership with Intu and Derby City Council Markets and receive a generous amount of gifts from the people of Derby through the collection box in Intu shopping centre. We give out gifts to an average of 700 children a year.
Comments from some of the families who received presents: "We were blown away by other people thinking of others and how to help them at Christmas. We were now able to celebrate when we didn't think we would be able to".