Peveril Homes brings Christmas cheer to the vulnerable children of Derbyshire

The Revive Healthy Living Centre, based in Derwent, Chaddesden appealed for support from businesses and individuals as they launch their Christmas Secret Santa campaign, and Peveril Homes jumped at the chance to help the worthy cause.

As a family focused house builder, Peveril Homes is delighted to be involved with the charity, and the generous donation will help this charity to give a range of gifts to the vulnerable children of Derbyshire that have been referred to the programme this year.

Jo Andrew, Manager at Revive Healthy Living, said: “We’ve had nearly 150 referrals and we’re still weeks away from Christmas.” The charity recruits Secret Santa’s who can provide gifts for vulnerable children. Those referred to the project may be living in poverty, battling a life-limiting illness, facing the loss of a parent or sibling, living in care or have experienced physical, emotional or domestic abuse.

Jo went on to explain: “The scheme has been running since 2012 and it’s unusual to have so many enquiries at this time. All the children nominated for our programme are facing challenging circumstances, so our Secret Santa appeal is a way to bring them a little joy at what can be a difficult time of year.

“Being a Secret Santa can be a hugely rewarding experience. We gather comments from the child’s parent or carer so we can pass on a special thank you from the families that our Santa’s have helped.”

Unlike other children’s charities, Revive Healthy Living specifically sources the gifts children personally request to help make their Christmas Day extra special. However, due to most of the children being subject to safeguarding, Secret Santa’s are needed as the child’s identity can’t be shared.

Alison Kendall, Director of Sales and Marketing at Peveril Homes, said: “This year we’ve experienced situations we never thought were possible. From a global pandemic to national lockdown, as adults we’ve found it hard to accept the events of 2020 and children have had to endure the same whirlwind that we have.

“Many people have struggled both mentally and financially with the fall out of the coronavirus pandemic and this will ultimately have an impact on how our Christmas will be shaped this year. We wanted to make this donation to try and lessen the impact of this year for the children of Derbyshire who need it most.”

If you can help support this great charity, whether that’s with a monetary donation like Peveril Homes or through buying a specific gift for a child this Christmas, please contact Jo Andrews at jo.andrew@revivecentre.com.