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Louvre Sponsor Christmas Fayre at Grow

Local children had the chance to meet Santa at Grow Limited last weekend, thanks to the support of The Louvre Trust Charitable Foundation.

Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (Grow) held its annual Christmas Fayre, with hundreds of islanders joining in with festive activities such as wreath making, pot planting, face painting and much more including Santa’s Grotto. This year, the Louvre Foundation decided to support the event as the main sponsor in order to continue its commitment to support local charities and events. This funding helped to decorate and light the greenhouses as well as Santa’s Grotto to give them a magical Christmas feel. 

Santa made a fantastic entrance with his elves at lunchtime, settling down in his grotto for a few hours before his next visit to see more children. 

The fayre was a great success and the grotto, designed by the team at Grow, was loved by the children, who lined up outside to see Santa. Once inside, the children met Santa and had the opportunity to tell him what they have wished for this Christmas.

Money raised at the event will be going towards the redevelopment project, which will see the Grow site rebuilt to provide better facilities and to be able to cater for more staff members. 

Steve Woodhead, Associate Director at Louvre and council member of The Louvre Trust Foundation, said: ‘We were very excited to support Grow this year at its Christmas Fayre. Santa’s Grotto went down a treat with the children, it was a magical day that we were grateful to be a part of! It has been a difficult year for a lot of local charities so we wanted to help as much as we could and make Christmas time extra special.