Northampton Santa’s Grotto raises hundreds for Mayor’s chosen charity

More than £800 will be donated to the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 11:06 am
Mayor, Rufia Ashraf, with Santa

Northampton town centre’s Grotto attracted families to see Santa this Christmas and raised more than £800 for the Mayor’s chosen charity.

The attraction in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton was a huge hit over the festive season.

Families were asked for a donation of £1 and the money raised will now be handed to the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service.

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Rufia Ashraf, Mayor of Northampton, said: “The grotto was a massive success and I’m delighted hundreds of families were able to see Santa while helping to raise funds for such a brilliant cause.”

Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) is dedicated to helping and supporting victims of domestic abuse in Northamptonshire.

Zoë Tatham, NDAS Business Manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful for this wonderful donation and we would like to thank all those families who donated as part of their visit to see Father Christmas.

"This money will make a huge difference to our work as we continue to support victims of domestic abuse across the county.”

If you, or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse, please call NDAS on 0300 0120154 or for more information on services available visit here.