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Haverhill charitable organisation sends Santa on a mission in Sturmer

Santa in his Grotto at Sturmer Nurseries. Picture: Robert Mason ANL-151130-153514001
Santa in his Grotto at Sturmer Nurseries. Picture: Robert Mason ANL-151130-153514001

Younger visitors to Sturmer Nurseries Garden Centre will be able to meet Santa over the three weekends between now and Christmas.

The Haverhill Lions Club has teamed up with the nursery to give children the chance to visit Santa in his grotto and receive a present, with all the monies raised going to charity.

Phil Cheesmur, president of Haverhill Lions Club, said: “We are very grateful to Sturmer Nurseries for allowing us to prepare a grotto for Santa Claus and to Travis Perkins for help with the materials.

“We look forward to the children coming so they can have fun seeing Santa in his grotto and telling him what they would like for Christmas - and raise money for local charities at the same time.”

Nursery owner, Robert Mason added: “We are really excited because this is the first time we have ever had a Santa’s Grotto.”

Santa will be in the grotto from 11am to 3pm on December 5,6,12,13,19 and 20. The charge is £4 per child.

Haverhill Lions Club was chartered in 1982 and aims to help the less fortunate people within the Haverhill area through community service and fund-raising. It has raised over £125,000 for local charitable causes over the years.

In the past year the club has made donations to Haverhill First Responders, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Addenbrooke’s Oncology Department, and East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Two of the charities the club will be supporting this year are Haverhill Food Bank and St Nicholas Hospice (Haverhill). The Lions Club of Haverhill was chartered in 1982.

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