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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Santa launches virtual grotto for good causes


* Santa's Grotto is going virtual this year.

Llangollen’s new Town Mayor Austin Cheminais, who works very closely with Santa Claus, has unveiled the latest of his ideas to make Christmas a little brighter this year.

He said: “Santa and I are I’m trying to help make Christmas just as special for the children of Llangollen as it is in other years, in spite of the current pandemic.

“As well as asking residents to decorate their houses and gardens to Light up Llangollen and hoping that we can create a Christmas Scarecrow trail, I’m opening a virtual Santa’s Grotto and am hoping to create video messages for the children who would normally see me in Santa in a local grotto.

“If you’d like a personal Christmas video message contact Santa for details. He now has his own email address at:, or you can call me on 07813 761766 and I’ll pass on the message.

“It will cost £10 with all proceeds going to Wales Air Ambulance.”

The Mayor added: “This time of year Santa usually raises about £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance and Llangollen Christmas Festival also raises a similar amount.

“I’ve set up a Just Giving account for Wales Air Ambulance and am hoping that the Llangollen Community will help. Anyone who wants to contribute can visit:

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