Local Hospice brings Santa to Grantham

St Barnabas Hospice will be hosting Santa’s Grottos in two Grantham locations this Christmas.

Between Saturday 25th November and Sunday 10th December, St Barnabas Hospice will be sharing some festive cheer at their two Santa’s Grottos in Grantham.

During the weekend of the 25th November, the Hospice will host a Grotto at the Victorian Christmas Fayre at Stoke Rochford Hall, open from 10am to 4pm for both days. The cost to enter the Grotto is £5 per child, and this includes a special chat with Santa, the chance to take a picture with him, and a Christmas present.

Also on offer at the Stoke Rochford Fayre are attractions, food stalls, market stalls, an ice rink, Christmas disco, outdoor bar, BBQ and snow machine.

Following this Grotto, there will be a second chance for your children to meet Santa on Saturday 2nd December from 10am to 8pm, and on Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 11am to 4pm. During these weekends, Santa will be in St Wulfram’s Church with his little helpers. The cost to enter the Grotto is £5 per child, and this includes a special chat with Santa, the chance to take a picture with him, and a Christmas present.

The Grotto will run alongside Grantham’s ice skating rink and Christmas Tree Festival, and there will even be special visits from St Barnabas supporter, Beau the miniature horse.

Janie McCormick, Community Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“We are very excited about hosting the Grotto in St Wulfram’s Church this year, and being part of their festive activities. St Wulframs is a wonderful setting in the heart of the community and is sure to offer the perfect atmosphere to spend family time during the festive period.

“For several years, the Grantham Hospice has held its own Grotto to help raise vital funds, and has seen many families return to visit year after year as their children grow. The support we’ve received through the Grotto over the past years really does make a real difference to our patients and their families, and has even enabled us to expand to Stoke Rochford Hall.

Amelia Mochan, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas, added:

“We’re so grateful that Stoke Rochford Hall has offered us the chance to run the Grotto at their Christmas Fayre, and it’s a wonderful way to reach more children across Lincolnshire than we have been able to before.

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to B&M (Grantham), Sainsbury’s (Sleaford), and Grantham Book Services for their generous donations towards the special Christmas presents for the children.”

For further information on the Stoke Rochford Grotto, contact Amelia Mochan at amelia.mochan@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or 01522 540 300.

For further information on the St Wulfram’s Grotto, contact Janie McCormick at janie.mccormick@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or 01476 591 010.

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