Local People Show Support For Worthy Causes This Christmas

December 3, 2013 12:17 pm


Santa proved to be a big hit with local children on Saturday as he donned his big red coat and paid a visit to the Altrincham Forward office on Shaws Road.

The office was transformed into a fabulous festive Grotto and little ones were treated to chocolate coins and made twinkling stars while they waited to meet the man himself.

On the day, the public were extremely generous in donating to both the Rotary Club of Altrincham who are supporting the Mayor of Trafford’s Charity Appeal, and to the Salvation Army Toy Appeal.

Paul Armstrong, Altrincham Town Centre Manager said: “We had a great turn out on Saturday and I would like to thank the public for their generosity in remembering those who are less fortunate. The toy donations will go some way in ensuring that local children have a special Christmas. The grotto looked fantastic and Santa was extremely popular!”

David Williams, President of the Rotary Club of Altrincham said: “We collected a whopping £1,000 over the weekend in the Altrincham Forward Office and at Sainsbury. The Rotary Club are going to match the amount we collected so we are delighted to be able to donate £2,000 to the Mayor of Trafford’s Charity Appeal. This will purchase defibrillators which will then be installed in Altrincham. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this very worthy cause.”

For more information on the Altrincham Christmas Programme, visit www.altyxmas.co.uk

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