This week, we are sneaking one more daycare centre into our annual Christmas project.
We heard about a daycare centre in Northern Ireland that works with a lot of families in need. Many of the parents are struggling to buy Christmas presents for their children, and even having enough food for Christmas day is proving difficult for some.
It’s called the Lorag Children’s Project and is based in Belfast. The staff work with disadvantaged children in the Lower Ormeau community of South Belfast. Some of the children that visit the centre are living in extreme deprivation. Some of the families are refugees and have no recourse to public funds, while others are single parents surviving on very little.
Many of these families don’t have easy lives. We would love to help make their Christmas a special one.
With less than a week until Christmas, I initially thought we didn’t have time to help, but with a bit of imagination and some help from the staff there, we are going to make it work!