Willmott Dixon’s two Birmingham branches responsible for repairs and maintenance of 60,000 properties in the city have pulled their resources to spread Christmas goodwill to local children.

The team based in the Kingstanding branch held a Christmas colouring competition for local children in the area, where three winners were presented with their very own art kits during the Christmas light switch on at Conker Island. The team also donated 250 pick ‘n’ mix selection packs, which Santa distributed to children at the event.

The Willmott Dixon team at the branch in Kings Heath once again linked up with Acorns Children’s Hospice and donated a 14ft Christmas tree as well as creating a Winter Wonderland for children and their families to enjoy.

Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak provides 24 hour specialist care for life threatened children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood, and their families.

Richard Freeman, Customer and Community Officer at the Birmingham South branch, said: “This is the second year that our branch has helped create a Winter Wonderland for the children at the hospice. It’s so rewarding to be a part of something that the young people can enjoy, and watch it bring a smile to their faces. Most Willmott Dixon Partnerships branches across the UK have been taking part in our 12 Days of Christmas initiative, as part of a companywide campaign to help vulnerable members of the local community during the festive season.”

Dee McCann from Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “As we rely on community support we’re really grateful to staff at Willmott Dixon for investing their time and effort into helping to create a wonderful festive atmosphere at the hospice. The children love it and it’s something that the children and their families, and hospice staff can enjoy!”

Willmott Dixon is currently working with Birmingham City Council to repair and maintain 60,000 properties in the city. It’s two contracts for the north and south of the city includes the areas of Edgbaston, Hall Green, Northfield, Selly Oak, Ladywood, Erdington, Perry Bar and Sutton Coldfield.