Children living in Birminghamâ€™s Homeless Centres will enjoy some festive cheer this year thanks to staff at the city council and local city-based insurance firms.
Christmas parties will be held for around 100 children currently living in the cityâ€™s four centres and Birmingham City Council has worked closely with insurance companies JLT, Baker Tilly, AXA and Wilkes Partnership to make sure every youngster has a present to open on Christmas Day.
Birmingham City Councilâ€™s cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, said: â€œChristmas should be a special time for all children, but sadly some families will be spending the festive season in a Homeless Centre.
â€œOften, the children are without toys and because of circumstances, unable to return to their schools, see their friends and share in the Christmas celebrations.
â€œBut thanks to the generosity of Council staff and local insurance companies, they will be enjoying some Christmas fun this year.
“There will be presents, parties and Iâ€™m also told there might be a visit from a certain white-bearded, red-coated person!â€
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