It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas... Each year the volunteers and staff at Children First Derby make sure our Leopold Street Centre looks as festive as possible for our supported children, young people, and families who use the supervised contact rooms over the Christmas period. This year we’ve had some additional artistic help in making it look colourful and festive and we’d like to say a couple of special Thank Yous. As we reported recently, local talented artist Samantha from Sam Georgina Designs had made a start on a fabulous animal mural for our upstairs contact room. This has now been completed with a colourful Giraffe added alongside the adorable Panda – making a truly fantastic mural for our supported children and young people to enjoy. Thank you Samantha for all your hard work and for creating such a lovely piece of artwork to brighten up our room. Having enjoyed a trip to St Joseph’s School recently to support the Helpful Hudgells class, as they made an array of festive decorations for the centre - we are pleased to say that we have now displayed these colourful and festive creations across the centre. Thank You Helpful Hudgells for your fantastic support – your artwork is really brightening up our rooms. And finally we would also like to say a special Thank You to everyone who has donated so far to our annual Christmas Appeal and to those who are still collecting gifts for us – ensuring that all our supported children, young people and families will receive a gift this year at Christmas. It really makes such a difference to the families we support. Thank You all for your wonderful support – it really is much appreciated.