Progress Proudly Supports Derek’s Tree Charity
This year, our head office staff decided to support Derek’s Tree Charity instead of doing Secret Santa.
Derek’s Tree is a long-running charity in Burton which brings joy to thousands of youngsters every year.
Derek Liddle, now aged 82, launched the scheme from his Branston living room back in 1995 and has since won the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for his efforts.
The scheme was set up to ensure disadvantaged children in the local area receive a gift at Christmas just as much as everybody else.
At the weekend, we delivered the presents to the very busy folk at Derek’s Tree on their last weekend of trying to make sure there was a present for every child on the list.
Volunteers will deliver the presents to children in the area during the run-up to Christmas day.
We’re pleased to support such a meaningful charity and are delighted to help disadvantaged children benefit from a bit of extra Christmas cheer this year.
If you’d like to read more about Derek’s Tree, or find out how you can get involved, head to their Facebook Page here.