Sleigh ride and Santa

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Countryfile -

SIX chil­dren from the Calde­cott Foun­da­tion got an early Christ­mas present when they were taken to La­p­land, the home of Santa Claus. They were treated to a snowy sleigh ride and a trip to see Santa Claus in his grotto. It was all made pos­si­ble thanks to the gen­eros­ity of build­ing ser­vices com­pany Hal­sion Ltd, based in Petham, near Can­ter­bury. It is also fund­ing a Christ­mas party for ev­ery child at Calde­cott, at Port Lympne Wild An­i­mal Park. The Calde­cott Foun­da­tion is based in Smeeth, and pro­vides a home for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren who have suf­fered abuse and ne­glect. Re­becca Fisher, a man­ager at Calde­cott, said: “This was an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity for our young peo­ple to have an ex­pe­ri­ence, not only of go­ing to visit Santa, which was in­cred­i­bly mag­i­cal, but also be­ing able to spend time away from the houses. “I felt very priv­i­leged to be along­side them to share that ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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