Carolina House Trust, the Dundee-based foster, continuing and residential care provider launches their Christmas Programme this weekend with an Advent Challenge.
The charity has sent all the children placed with them a Christmas Pack containing an Advent Challenge, Christmas decorations to personalise, an invitation to a Christmas Party, a Christmas tree template and a Christmas Card design competition.
The Advent Challenge centres around 25 Days of Kindness – where each child has a suggested kind act to do each day. Carolina House Trust will also be sharing the Advent Challenge every day on their social media in the run up to Christmas for the community to join in.
Carolina House Trust are also participating in the Dundee Christmas Tree Festival being held in the Wellgate Centre for two weeks from Sunday 1st December. Their young people have made decorations, provided designs for the finished tree to guide the team and have been invited to help with decorating the tree they have. The unveiling of all the Christmas trees will at 12noon on Sunday, which is a free event. All proceeds will be donated to Carers of Dundee.
As is tradition, Carolina House Trust will be issuing a Christmas Card that has been designed by a young person. This year they have received a record number of entries and the finalist was chosen by the Board of Trustees.
The highlight of the Christmas Programme will be a Christmas party for all the young people, their foster siblings and children of the staff team which features entertainment and a special visit from Santa.
Marketing and Recruitment Officer, Nicola Donnelly, said, “Our Placement Support Workers have really pulled it out the bag this year for our young people with a complete programme of activities. We want all our young people to be at the centre of our Festive Programme and really enjoy themselves. Christmas should be an exciting and happy time for all children to make good memories and we will be doing our best to support them.”
She added, “We want to share the festive spirit across the whole community and encourage visits to our Christmas Tree at the Wellgate Centre and to get involved in the Advent Challenge on our social media channels.”
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