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Domestic abuse nursery Centre 56 launches Christmas appeal

11 months ago

By Jay Hynd

Domestic abuse nursery Centre 56 launches Christmas appeal
Credit: Centre 56

Centre 56 is a nursery with a difference – 60% of their childcare places are reserved for children who have experienced domestic abuse.

The remaining 40% of places at Centre 56 are for children who have experienced a crisis situation.

Alongside childcare, the nursery also works with families to provide specialist support.  

Centre 56
Credit: Centre 56

The nursery works with families who have fled violence. Who have moved to the area with the clothes on their back and nothing else. They support parents who go hungry so their children can eat. Families who are safe from harm but who need help for a fresh start. The nursery is there whatever the circumstances, and they want to make sure that all of the families they work with have a happy Christmas.  

Centre 56
Credit: Centre 56

Nursery manager, Paula Graves, said:

“The thought of any child waking up on Christmas morning to find that Santa hasn’t been just breaks my heart. The children we work with have been through so much at such a young age and they deserve to feel excited about Christmas. They, like all children, should have presents to open on Christmas morning.” 

Centre 56 has placed Christmas trees at locations in Liverpool city centre. On these Christmas trees, you’ll find the names and ages of children who would love to go to bed on Christmas eve in new pyjamas and wake up on Christmas morning to a gift under the tree.  

Christmas trees are located at: 

Commutation Plaza, 1 Commutation Row, Liverpool, L3 8QF 

The Foundry, 42 Henry Street, Liverpool, L1 5AY 

Redwing, 16 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5GB 

Centre 56
Credit: Centre 56

Simply pick up a tag, buy a present up to the value of £10 or a set of pyjamas for the child and drop back to the office. No need to wrap the presents or pjs, the nursery has recruited festive elves to help with the wrapping!  

The nursery would also like to give presents to parents and carers, and wants to give each family a Christmas dinner hamper full of festive food and treats.

Donations can be made on the Centre 56 website here.



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