Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Competition winner chauffeur driven to meet Santa

THE Christmas display at Toad Hall garden centre was officially opened on Saturday.

THE Christmas display at Toad Hall garden centre was officially opened on Saturday.

Competition winner Andrew Hepden, 27, from Lower Earley, was chauffeur driven from the town hall to the Marlow Road garden centre in a Bentley Type R lent by Hofmann’s of Henley.

His name was the first to be picked out of a hat to be the first person to meet Father Christmas in his grotto.

The grotto will be open every weekend in the run-up to Christmas. All the proceeds will be donated to Henley Riding for the Disabled, one of the Henley Lions’ chosen charitites.

Pam Pitts, who chairs the Lions, said: “Organising the grotto is something close to our hearts. It is all about the look on the kids’ faces and the anticipation and excitement as they visit Father Christmas.”

Last year’s grotto raised £2,015.

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