The countdown is on… in just a couple of weeks St Luke’s Big Red Bus decked out as Santa’s Grotto will be taking to the road to delight young children – and we need your help!

Santa’s elves desperately need supplies of chocolate selection boxes to hand out to children visiting the Grotto.

Staff Nurse Cath Davison said: “To help St Luke’s and Santa would you be willing to put a chocolate selection box in your weekly shopping basket and then donate it to us for our Santa’s Grotto?

“If so, please drop your selection box into any of our charity shops or to the Hospice itself. Our Santa’s Grotto is always popular with local families and helps to raise much-needed funds for patient care here at the Hospice. Thank you so much for your help.”

The bus will be visiting schools, nurseries and festive events in the run up to Christmas, giving children the chance to meet Santa, tell him their Christmas wish list and receive a small gift of a chocolate selection box.

For more information about St Luke’s Santa’s Grotto please contact the Community Team on 01606 555811.