I work with lots of young people from disadvantage backgrounds.
I see the impacts of poverty on their daily life and am accustomed to its impacts.
But there is always a time or a conversation which stops and makes you think.
Last week I had a six-year-old girl tell me what she wanted for Christmas.
Expecting to hear of dolls and other toys, I was speechless when she: "I just want Mummy to be happy. Mummy has had such a difficult year without work. I'm just want her to be with her family so we can all have fun together."
Children always have a way of capturing the true essence of Christmas.
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