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Santa’s Thetford visits and Christmas event hailed a success

The EPIC/FAST team as they make their way around the Thetford estates with Santa. Picture: EPIC/FAST

The EPIC/FAST team as they make their way around the Thetford estates with Santa. Picture: EPIC/FAST

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More than £1,000 in donations were collected during Santa’s visits around Thetford.

During evenings in December last year Santa made visits to the majority to say hello to local children.

This was the first time the event - organised by First Aid Support Thetford (FAST) and its youth group Enthusiastic People Improving their Community (EPIC) - had been held.

Sharon Thompson from EPIC/FAST said: “We raised more than £1,300 in donations which we are going to put towards this year.

“Santa around the estates was amazing and it was received well by young and old alike.”

The trailer for Santa to ride on was donated by Thetford-based Force8 Security Services.

Mrs Thompson also and her team also held a Christmas Day Lunch for those who were alone on December 25 at the Pine Close Community Centre.

Between 15 and 20 people attended with food donated by Thetford residents and Tesco.

Santa again made an appearance to hand out toys and there was an open top bus ride around the town.

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