Local Charities Benefit from Santa’s Grotto at Meridian

We are delighted to announce that our popular Santa’s Grotto raised over £2,000 for three local charities in December.

Meridian’s Grotto is a regular annual fixture, providing a pocket-friendly opportunity for local families to meet with Santa and his magical elves. Charities Rowans Hospice, Chestnut Tree House, and Beacon Church Havant all benefit from the funds, which were presented to them this week by Havant’s Mayor. Each charity received over £700 thanks to the generosity of the 900 families that visited the Grotto during the festive period.

Meridian Shopping Centre Manager, Rob Fryer said: “Our Santa’s Grotto is always well received by local families, and we were thrilled to learn that the funds raised were higher than the previous year, meaning our local charities will receive a well-needed donation in these challenging times.”


(L-R) Lilly-Mai Griffiths: Rowan’s Hospice representative, Mayor’s Consort: Mr Graham Raines MBE, Mayor of Havant: Rosie Raines, Beacon Food Bank representative: Liz Wilbaham, and
Chestnut Tree House representative:  Nicola Clark.

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