We were blown away by the generosity of people thinking of us. We were now able to celebrate with presents [for each one of our children], when we didn’t think we would be able to.
— Derby parent

This is one of many comments received from families who received Christmas presents to give to their own children during 2016. Every year, Derby City Mission reaches out to underprivileged families working in partnership with a number of churches in Derby, ASDA and the Intu Centre, through donations of new toys for boys and girls aged between 0-17.

Last year, 1,000 children benefited from the generosity of Derby churches and the public.

Christmas Connection operates between 28th November and 18th December.

If you’d like to donate a present, please donate in the collection box outside Debenhams in the Intu Centre or in the collection trolley at ASDA Sinfin or contact