Christmas spirit on show in South Holland

Residents and staff dress up for Santa's grotto at Holbeach Hospital's Christmas fair.
Residents and staff dress up for Santa's grotto at Holbeach Hospital's Christmas fair.
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The Christmas spirit was on show in South Holland as a host of groups and organisations put on festive events in the area.

Fundraisers for Saracen’s Head Village Hall raised more than £1,000 at a Christmas fair on Sunday that included craft stalls, games and a visit by Santa Claus.

Santa Claus with gifts for (front) Cameron Kerry and Samuel Wallis; (back) Louis Taylor, Ruby and Rebecca Platt at Saracen's Head Village Hall's Christmas fair.

Santa Claus with gifts for (front) Cameron Kerry and Samuel Wallis; (back) Louis Taylor, Ruby and Rebecca Platt at Saracen's Head Village Hall's Christmas fair.

June Taylor, one of the organisers, said: “We had more people than normal and it was probably one of the best events we’ve had.”

Emotions were high at Holbeach Hospital where a Christmas fair took place on Sunday when residents and staff dressed up as elves, angels and pantomime characters.

Hospital fundraiser Joy Holden said: “The support from the community was overwhelming and it was quite emotional to see residents together with their families.”

Ayscoughfee Hall School and St John’s Primary School, both in Spalding, hosted Christmas fairs while South Holland and the Deepings MP, John Hayes, was the guest at Spalding United Reformed Church’s Christmas Bazaar.

Finally, about £765 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support from a Christmas shopping event at Spalding Lifestyle in Pinchbeck.