Gifts bring smiles to Derbyshire children spending Christmas in hospital

Hundreds of donated gifts brought joy to poorly Derbyshire children who spent Christmas in hospital this year.

By Lucy Roberts
Saturday, 26th December 2020, 10:00 am
ALB donated presents to Derbyshire Children's Hospital.
ALB donated presents to Derbyshire Children's Hospital.

Property development, investment and lettings company ALB Group marked the festive season by gifting £15,000 worth of presents to hospitals across the country, including Derbyshire Children’s Hospital.

The gifts brought smiles to the faces of children who were receiving hospital treatment during the Christmas period.

Arran Bailey, managing director at ALB Group, said: “As a company, we work to improve local areas through the regeneration, redevelopment and conversion of underutilised sites and properties, and we feel a responsibility to give something extra special back to these communities for Christmas.

“The festive season is usually such a joyful time, but given the uncertain year we’ve all experienced, it probably felt very different for many this year – especially for those who have been and are separated from their loved ones."

This is the fourth year running that ALB has donated gifts to children in hospital – and donations this year will reach communities in which the developer has been particularly active.

Mr Bailey added: “We are so pleased and proud to have been able to give some joy to children who were in hospital over the Christmas season, and we always look forward to seeing the smiles on their faces once the gifts are delivered to the wards.

“Our work takes us all over the country, but we are honoured to be so involved in the property industry throughout the East Midlands, where the company first began, providing quality residential and commercial spaces for people to enjoy.”

As well as gifts, ALB is also donating a new television and Xbox to a local homeless shelter in Nottinghamshire.