Christmas is a magical time of the year with everybody scurrying about trying to get everything organised for this special day. It’s a time when everybody should feel a sense of belonging when they see their family and loved ones over the festive period.

One of the most important times in a child’s life should be Christmas time. The shops are blasting out music that can only be played at this time of year and there’s the excitement of wondering what gifts Santa will leave under the tree.

For a looked after child, this is not always the case.

They are often missing their own family even more on the lead-up to Christmas. They are in a home where there are different traditions and festivities from what they have experienced before.

Even worse, some of our children don’t know what it’s like to have a happy Christmas due to their chaotic or traumatic past life where they never had that feeling of putting up a Christmas tree or switching on the Christmas lights.

At Swiis, we feel these young people deserve that little bit of extra attention when they come into our care.

So, you can imagine how excited one of our young people was when they knew they were going to be part of switching on Dundee’s Christmas lights. Excited is an understatement! This wee girl felt so important to be part of this she wouldn’t stop talking about it from the first day she found out.

Seeing the massive Christmas tree light up in front of her, as she helped press the plunger gave this wee girl a sense of wonderment and excitement that all children should feel at Christmas. We thank all the staff at Kilmac construction who made this possible.

Now, even those who don’t believe in the magic of Christmas have come to the conclusion that Santa Claus is real.

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