On Saturday, Bambers Sewing Machines let Santa turn their sewing classroom into his Grotto to speak to all the local children and see what they would like for Christmas! As I arrived at the shop, I could see one of Santa's elf's and Reindeer (aka. Alan and Steve) waving and telling everyone about Santa's visit!The weather might have been cold, but everyone was in warm spirit's to spread Christmas cheer. For children to visit Santa and receive a little Christmas gift, was free, and all money raised from the collection is for St. Ann's Hospice in Manchester. A place which is very close to the Bamber families heart.
Santa had done a wonderful job of transforming the classroom into his Grotto, but he did explain that he does this so often around the world and his little elf helpers are so quick, they can turn any place into into a cosy Christmas den in no time at all!I managed to have a quick chat with Santa, and he told me this year he had been busy, but enjoyed visiting Bambers last year so much, he just had to come back this year.... and hoped to make it a regular date in his Christmas Diary.
Maggie, Janet, Kathryn and Jenny, had made special Elf outfits to make Santa feel at home, and become his helpers for the day!
I couldn't resist... and had to have a photograph with Santa Reindeer (aka Alan) before I left!
For more information on Bambers Sewing Machines, and to find out about Santa's visit next year, check out their website and Facebook page.
If you would like to donate to St. Anns Hospice, please have a look at their website.