Free Santa home visits for Newry children

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Monday, November 9th, 2015
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The Brain Injury Foundation, which supports brain injury survivors and their carers in the local area, has announced that Santa Claus will once again be making free visits to children under 10 who have disabilities or who are housebound and who live in Newry and Mourne. Santa visits photoFrank Dolaghan, Chair of the Foundation, is one of Santa’s helpers, and he told Newry Times that the Brain Injury Foundation has received huge public support since the idea came to fruition several years ago. “We started offering home visits by Santa Claus and some of his elves to children who have disabilities of any kind or who are housebound for any reason. The visits have been very well received by children and parents and are free of charge. As one parent said ‘This is the only way my child could get to see Santa and Santa and his elf were just brilliant’.” The visits will take place in December. To request a visit, a parent should text one of Santa’s elves at 07936454573 with brief details of their child and their own mobile number and address and Santa’s elf will be in touch to make the arrangements for the visit. Santa may not be able to get around every home as, of course, December is his busy month but he will do his very best. Santa will also be in attendance at the Brain Injury Foundation’s Christmas Fayre in their new premises just outside Camlough on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, where children can visit Santa through a Tunnel of Light and receive a gift at a charge of £3.50 per child. Parents will be welcome to take their own photos or videos. Santa will also be meeting children in Markethill on 20th November when he and his elves switch on the lights in the town centre and meet children in the Courthouse. He will then be in Newry Market on 29th November and in Tesco’s on Wednesday 23rd December for free gifts and free photo opportunities.
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