A charitable children’s holiday home which provides disadvantaged young people with a break to the coast during different times of the year, is calling on the community to help bring a little festive cheer.
The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre welcomes needy children and gives them a special Christmas, complete with presents, games and food. It needs local businesses and individuals to help so it continue to do this.
“We rely on the generosity of the public and the businesses which continue to help us each year, as we run as a charity to help these needy children predominantly from the Derbyshire area,” said Ali from the centre.
The holiday home was established in 1891, and offers holiday breaks in Skegness to more than 450 children every holiday season. Children from Derbyshire, aged between seven and 13, whose circumstances have led to them being disadvantaged, are provided with residential breaks and leisure activities.
Specsavers in Lumley Road, Skegness once again set up an appeal to help the centre with its Christmas gift appeal.
Children were also asked to take part in a festive colouring competition to urge people to donate gifts.
“The gifts make it so special for the young people who are in a disadvantaged position through no fault of their own,” added Ali. “We are so grateful to everyone who helps and we are once again hoping for a lovely festive stay for our guests.”