Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Active and In Touch want to run a magical Santa’s Grotto at Boyle Cross at an affordable cost for the families of Frome in the lead up to Christmas. Elves will welcome 600 children in timed slots, with 100 places free for those on low incomes. Children will also receive an age-appropriate gift from Frome businesses. The event will encourage less travel, shopping locally and supporting local businesses. Money raised will assist the charity in their work support lonely and isolated people.

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This is a great idea as children will love the magical experience-it was very popular the last time Purple Elephant did it at the Boyles Cross. The 100 free places is great idea for families that can't afford to do this normally as it's so expensive to go outside Frome. And funds go to fab charity to benefit the wider community.

A great intergenerational event bringing the whole community together and raising the profile of lonely and isolated adults at a critical time after a year when of all of us have experienced similar feelings ourselves

is not good for the town in the long run and what do people do if they do not have kids a event like the skateboarding event is something inclusive for all ages and abilities.

Money raised from this will go to Active and In Touch helping lonely and isolated people in the community via befriending scheme, community transport and ShopForMe scheme, so will benefit all people in our community, not just families with young children.

Great idea to help people in the low income budget, something for their children to enjoy at a very expensive time of the year. Love it!

Santa’s Grotto

Great idea.

Good Idea

Fantastic idea as raises money for a great charity, but is also giving back to the local community, for people who are struggling with their budget. Good luck all causes! Great effort.

Great idea - will really enrich the community

👍 I'm sure the children will love it; and an excellent fund-raiser for A&IT.

This is a great way of raising funds for lonely and isolated people by getting support from families out celebrating Christmas! So many people will spend Christmas alone, the Polar opposite of a family group with excited children and a house-full of family. Even people without young children of their own may be grandparents, of auties/uncles; local Playgroups / Nurseries could arrange a trip for their charges. I think there are many ways to get involved with this!

Christmas is a time when the whole community come together in an intentional way and this project, located in the heart of the town, will bring potential benefits to every generation and make a contribution to the sense of well-being and festive atmosphere.

Great seasonal fundraising idea by a well-respected local charity, which will bring Christmas fun to children and adults alike. Money raised will help A&IT continue their wonderful work in our wonderful community.

terrible idea what does this bring to the town if you dont have children my vote is for the skate-park fundraiser

interesting idea but not sure of the befits to the town

not a fan what does it bring to the town every town across england has a santas grotto so its nothing special but something like the skatepark event brings money and people in to the town this is a special good because business need to get a boost after being crippled bye lock down

😊 Great idea and something for the children missed this the past few years so be great to see it at the new looking Boyles cross

Bit niche, what happens if we don't have kids? Also, not sure about long-term benefits for the community.

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