Each year Derby City Mission run the Christmas Connection Project.  This is where the kind members of the general public, along with huge support from church partrners in and around the city, donate new toys for under privileged children in our city.

Working in partnership with a number of churches in Derby, ASDA and the Intu Centre...

 1,005 children aged between 0-17 years old have been in receipt of a bag of presents

The following feedback was received by a key worker who works alongside underprivileged women and children taking refuge in Derby.

"Thank you for all the presents and well done for working so hard to put a smile on so many children faces. We had a party where we gave out the donated presents and the children were so happy. The gifts were wonderful so well done again to all people who work and contribute to Derby City Mission. After the party, I took presents to a family who couldn't come to the party and the children were jumping and screaming with excitement when they saw the presents .Their mum wishes to thank you a lot for bringing a smile to her children’s faces"

Women's Refuge Worker