Fundraising boost for two charities after Christmas fair in Wellingborough

Santa in his grotto at Glamis Hall

Santa in his grotto at Glamis Hall

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Santa was kept busy at a Christmas fundraiser for two charities.

Glamis Hall in Wellingborough teamed up with the Irthlingborough-based charity Chelsea’s Angels for the Christmas fair on Saturday.

Some of the Christmas crafts from Saturday

Some of the Christmas crafts from Saturday

More than 130 children got to meet Santa in his grotto and organisers said the festive fundraiser was a success.

Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall said: “So many staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had an enjoyable day.

“Helen and Stephen from Chelsea’s Angel’s ensured Santa had an awesome grotto.

“133 children met him and all received a present.

“They also got a personalised Christmas Eve plate, a drinking chocolate and marshmallow cone to decorate, reindeer food to make, a Christmas card to decorate, a letter to Santa to write and a magic key to let Santa in on Christmas Eve if they haven’t got a chimney.”

The event raised £1,500, which organisers were delighted with.

Graham added: “Helen from Chelsea’s Angels did a fantastic job of getting all the items donated.

“Morrisons were so kind to donate 50 selection boxes, along with Tesco and SRB plumbing.

“Bookers kindly donated all the hot chocolate.

“Generous people also donated the plates and labels.”

For more details about Glamis Hall, which is holding its indoor boot sale between 9am and midday on Saturday (December 3), click here

For further information about Chelsea’s Angels, which raises money to support children with neuroblastoma and other cancers, click here