Hospice on hunt for Santa

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teers are needed to help Santa out at Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Fol­low­ing the re­ceipt of a very kind let­ter from Fa­ther Christ­mas wish­ing the team well but ex­plain­ing there was just too much to do at the North Pole, the fundrais­ing team at Sue Ry­der Thorpe Hall Hospice are on the hunt for a stand-in Santa to sup­port their Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties.

The team have the red suit, a fluffy white beard and a bulging gift sack, but now they need some­one – or per­haps more than one per­son – to bring some fes­tive cheer to the role, sup­port­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and entertainment or­gan­ised at Ser­pen­tine Green in Hamp­ton, Peter­bor­ough through­out De­cem­ber.

Thorpe Hall Hospice com­mu­nity fundraiser Cheyenne Graves said: “Our Christ­mas team is com­ing to­gether nicely – we have sup­port­ers or­gan­is­ing our gift wrap­ping stand, a team tak­ing ded­i­ca­tions at our Lights of Love tree, staff cre­at­ing a trea­sure hunt with the help of the cen­tre’s re­tail out­lets and a number of choirs and en­ter­tain­ers re­hears­ing their sea­sonal songs and dances.

“But we’re very keen to en­list the help of some­one happy to be ‘our Santa’, meet­ing shop­pers at the cen­tre, telling peo­ple about our ac­tiv­i­ties and en­cour­ag­ing them to sup­port us over the fes­tive sea­son.”

There are lots of other vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to fill dur­ing De­cem­ber, per­haps for those who can’t carry off a big white beard!

For de­tails please email thorpe.fundrais­ing@suery­der.org or call 01733 225999.

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