Santa hits streets of Wrexham to help support hospice

Published date: 11 December 2013 |
Published by: Liam Randall 
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FAMILIES in Wrexham are being offered the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and help a good cause.

Today and tomorrow Santa’s Sleigh will be visiting towns and supermarkets around the area and handing out small gifts to children.

Staff at Novus Property Solutions on Wrexham Industrial Estate will be manning the sleigh and collecting donations for Nightingale House Hospice as they go.

Today Santa and his friends will be joined by players from Wrexham-based rugby league team North Wales Crusaders and will be making a flying visit to the hospice at 4pm.

He will then be at Tesco Extra in Wrexham and Acton Community Centre from 5pm onwards.

Tomorrow he will be visiting Asda on Holt Road in Wrexham and Llay from 5pm onwards.

Jeremy Anderson, operations manager at Novus, said: “I am very proud that Novus are supporting the hospice again this year with our Christmas float.

“Our strong partnership with the Crusaders means that this is an excellent opportunity for us to be involved with their community programme to provide sports opportunities throughout North Wales.”

Novus ran a similar fundraising activity last year and brought in £200 for Nightingale House.

This year they hope to raise more than £500.

In 2014, it will cost more than £2.6 million for Nightingale House to continue to provide high quality palliative care services, free of charge, to patients.

The hospice will receive £600,000 from statutory sources, which will fund it for only 85 days.

Nightingale House area fundraiser Chris Andrews said: “This should be great event. It’s a chance for local children to see Santa and meet the Crusaders players as well and all while raising valuable funds for Nightingale House Hospice.

“We are delighted that Novus have chosen to run the Santa Sleigh for us again this year as we would not be able to continue caring for patients at the hospice without the support of local companies.”

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