Christmas Event Collects Toys For Vulnerable Children

DHU Health Care held a Christmas Party for under 5’s at Treetops Activity Centre in Alfreton to collect Christmas presents for vulnerable children and low income families.

The event, organised by Dawn Davis (Nurse Advisor), took place on December 6 and saw Santa and Mrs Claus visiting excited DHU families at the soft play centre. Christmas jumpers were essential, as the children and adults got dressed up to enjoy a buffet and a festive raffle. Mince pies, hot drinks and cake were also on hand to keep the parents spirits up.

DHU, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Santa
Alex Shaw, Sharon Insull, Dawn Davis with her son Ned and of course, Santa and Mrs Claus

9 Santa sacksful of toys were collected by DHU staff for vulnerable children and then donated to Alex Shaw and Sharon Insull who are health visitors from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Dawn Davis said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended, I hope everyone had a good time and thank you to all DHU staff for all the beautiful toys collected for those children most in need this Christmas.”

Visitors from DHNFT said they were ‘so overwhelmed by the generosity of DHU staff and wanted to thank everyone who donated, they are looking forward to distributing all toys to those most in need before Christmas.’

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are the provider of children services, mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services in Derby city and Derbyshire county. Operating out of 60 locations in Derbyshire they serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

Pictured: Alex Shaw and Sharon Insull (DHNFT) collecting the presents.