Swinton and Kilnhurst Santa’s Grotto

December was a busy month with Santa visits in the Swinton and Kilnhurst Ward.  Santa gave out free selection boxes to every child who attended.

This was the first grotto held and was at the Kilnhurst Resource Centre on the 10 December, this was funded by Rotherham Council/Local Councillors.  The grotto ran from 3.30pm until 5.30pm and over 70 children visited Santa in his Grotto.  Children received a selection box to take home and could have their face painted too.  It was a successful event and all the children enjoyed meeting Santa and his Elf.

The second Christmas Grotto took place on Wednesday 13 December at Fitzwilliam Estate and over 60 children visited Santa and received a selection box and could have their face painted, this was funded through Rotherham Council/Local Councillors.  We are currently working with Fitzwilliam Estate TARA who held a Christmas tombola at the Grotto, the funds raised will go back into the group to enable them to put on future events. The TARA also held a best dressed Christmas window competition, this group continues to strive to attract more residents on the estate.

The final Grotto was held on Wednesday 20 December at St Margarets Church.  This was organised through Swinton Community Focus Group.