Volunteering is good for your Elf

Have you got the Elf Factor?

Friday, 22nd November 2013, 10:30 am
Elfy work: Emma Russ, fund-raiser at Galloways Society for the Blind, and St Georges general manager Andrew Stringer

A Preston charity is searching for volunteers to help run Santa’s Grotto at the city’s St George’s Shopping Centre this year - pointy ears not required!

Galloway’s Society for the Blind, which provides advice, support and services to local blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire, have been given the opportunity to run the grotto within the shopping centre and need kind-hearted volunteers to take part in their Elf Academy to help the big man himself make a note of what Preston’s good little girls and boys are putting on their Christmas list.

Emma Russ, senior fund-raiser at Galloway’s commented, “We are currently on the search for some fantastic people to be part of our team of Elves for the month of December.

“Full Elf training will be provided by our team and if Elf-ing is not your thing Galloway’s will also be offering a gift wrapping services that will also need volunteers to support.

“There’s a lot going on throughout the whole month and if you think you could help, then please get in touch. Just a few hours will make a huge difference to us.”

The grotto, which will be open on various days throughout December, will offer a visit to Santa and a chance to purchase a souvenir photograph.

Alanna Dent, marketing manager at St George’s Shopping Centre, said: “As part of our ongoing support for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, we have again given them the opportunity to raise much needed funds this year by running our grotto and gift wrapping services.

“Christmas – the way it should be, is the theme that runs throughout the shopping centre this year, there is something to enjoy for the whole family.

Alanna added:“We are really pleased to be working with Galloway’s again to provide a really special Christmas experience for the people of Preston.”

For more information call Emma on 01772 744148.