Christmas cheer for children in homeless centres

By on 21/12/2012 in Cllr Bedser, News

Children living in Homeless Centres across Birmingham will enjoy some Christmas cheer this year thanks to the City Council and staff at a city-based insurance firm.

Parties are being held for around 100 children currently living in the city's four centres and Birmingham City Council has worked closely with insurance company JLT Specialty Limited to give the youngsters games and toys.

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, said: “Christmas should be a special time for children throughout the city but that’s sadly not always the case. When families arrive at one of the Homeless Centres, they often have few or in many cases no toys.

“Not only that, but in cases of domestic violence, children often cannot return to their schools, so they're separated from their friends and will have missed out on Christmas parties.

“That's why council staff and volunteers organise Christmas parties every year to make sure these children don't completely miss out on the festive fun. They play party games and of course get to meet Father Christmas.”

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