Hundreds Of Presents Collected For DHU Christmas Toy Appeal

DHU Health Care held a Christmas party for under 5’s at Treetops Activity Centre in Alfreton to collect 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 and some of our NHS partners at the soft play centre.

Christmas jumpers were essential, as the children and adults got dressed up to enjoy a buffet with mince pies, hot drinks and even a specially made DHU Christmas cake.

Over 130 toys were collected by DHU staff for vulnerable children and then handed over to our colleagues Sharon Insull and Nicky Dethick who are health visitors from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Pictured are ‘the Clauses’, Dawn Davis and her son Ned, Sharon Insull and Nicky Dethick (DHCFT) from Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust who collected our 4 huge sacks of toys to be donated to local children in need.

Throughout the last month staff at DHU Health Care have been donating new toys for the event, so that they could be distributed across the city in the weeks until Christmas day by health visiting teams.

Dawn Davis, said: “The party was a huge success and the children all had a wonderful time playing together and meeting Santa and Mrs Claus. Staff from Chesterfield and Derby also had the opportunity to mingle and be merry.”

“My former colleagues wanted to thank all DHU staff for their generosity which will make such a difference to so many children this 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.