8th Dec, 2016

Father Christmas to make special appearance in Solihull THIS WEEKEND

Shaun Reynolds 20th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS are in for a treat this weekend as Father Christmas himself drops into Solihull for some festive fun on Saturday (November 21).

Two town centre shops have joined forces for Desperately Seeking Santa to raise vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The money raised will help fund the charity’s care for local children who are life-threatened and to help support their families.

Children’s clothing shop Jurnie, located on Solihull High Street, and independent lingerie boutique Sipsey will be hosting a variety of festive fun and games in-store from 3.30pm until 6.30pm.

Visitors can participate in raffles, face-painting and a chance to write Christmas letters and deliver them in person.

Event organiser and Jurnie director, Trish Willetts, said: “At Jurnie it is all about family and we are delighted to support Acorns with our family themed event.

“It is fantastic to be working with Sipsey, a fellow independent here in Solihull.

“Look out for our amazing prizes – all proceeds will be going to an amazing local cause.”

The afternoon will also feature hot mince pies donated by the Ramada Hotel.

Sally Insley, community fundraising manager at Acorns, said: “Acorns provides vital care and support to children and families across Solihull.

“This event is the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit whilst supporting a very important cause.

“We’re very grateful to Trish and to the shops for getting behind us – as the event coincides with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Solihull, it really will be a magical afternoon out.”