Can you help Santa in his Christmas Grotto?

Posted on - 16th October, 2019 - 11:37am | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Emma Russ, Santa and Charlotte Carnell from Galloway’s

Do you enjoy twinkly Christmas lights and beautifully wrapped presents? Have a fondness for wearing big red suits or stripy tights? Then this is for you!


Sight loss charity Galloways, is appealing for festive types to step forward and volunteer at its annual Christmas grotto.

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The Galloway’s grotto, at St George’s shopping centre, has fast become a popular festive tradition among many of Preston’s families.

It’s free to attend with no booking necessary, and visitors even have the option to buy photograph keepsakes.

Read more: Spot yourself at Preston’s Santa Dash 2018 at the Docks


But Santa can’t do it all on his own. Galloway’s needs volunteers from the local community to step forward to help them and the big man make Christmas happen.

Events Fundraiser, Charlotte Carnell, said: “The Galloway’s grotto helps to raise thousands of pounds for local blind and partially sighted people each year.

“This year we’re going all out and want to beat our previous fundraising targets.

“But to do this, we will need lots of help from people who would make a good Santa body double, elves and gift wrappers.

“If you think you fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you.”

To sign up, please contact Charlotte Carnell on 001772 744 148 or by email at

Will you be visiting the grotto? Let us know in the comments section.

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