Monday, 10 December 2012

Father Christmas finds time for a meet-and-greet in Rye

Rye children are in for a real Christmas treat.

Kind-hearted firefighters from Rye will visit excited youngsters throughout the local area in a gleaming fire engine, dressed as Father Christmas, on the big day.

The idea is to raise as much money as possible for the Fire Fighters Charity during the festive period, as well as bringing a smile to little ones faces.

For just £2 the man in red will surprise a loved one with a hand-delivered present.

Firefighter Chris Jenner said:

“All people have to do for this personal service is to arrange for the present to be dropped off at the station, where details will be taken of delivery addresses, along with the small donation at Rye Community Station on Christmas Eve between 9am and 3pm.

“The Service is only open to the following lucky areas; Rye town, Rye Harbour, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Playden, Camber and Iden.

"This is a great way for a bit of community engagement and it also brings the firefighters and volunteers together outside of the fire service.

“Many local businesses request us to call in with presents for their staff members on Christmas Eve. In return, they make a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity.

"We have just recently dipped into our Social Club Fund to replace some tired Santa costumes, with some excellent high quality suits, enabling our Santas to deliver a realistic surprise at every front door."

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