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Garden King to open 'Granny Grotto' supporting Alzheimer's Society

Garden King Garden Centre in Park Road, Newhall (near Swadlincote & Burton upon Trent) is set to open the doors to its grotto and welcome young at heart locals for their chance to meet Santa Claus.

Garden King's latest grotto idea is exclusively for 'Grannies & Grandads' and will support Alzheimer's Society by donating £1 from every ticket sold to the charity. Each ticket includes entry to see Santa who'll treat visitors to a tasty bag of mints/toffees. A cheeky elf will take a picture and print a 6x8" photograph to capture the memory of your visit. It also includes a free cup of tea or coffee, so relax, bring your knitting or have a chit chat with the other visitors and Santa's elves!

Garden Centre Manager Darren Sanders said, "For the past few years Santa Claus has been in residence at our grotto and has welcomed hundreds of guests, (both two and four legged, yes a grotto for cats & dogs). This year we thought we'd open another grotto for our local community, a chance for our young at heart visitors to have their time with Santa."

Every ticket sold for the 'Granny Grotto' will include a £1 donation to the Alzheimer's Society. Darren continued: "We're proud to be supporting the Alzheimer's Society and proud to be supporting our local community. Sadly over 200,000 people will develop dementia this year. There is no cure and every donation helps towards vital research into treatments."

Garden King is a strong believer that nobody should be lonely at any time of the year, especially at Christmastime. Darren said: "Nobody should be alone at Christmastime, so we're opening our grotto doors and welcoming our elderly visitors for a cuppa and a chit chat! Santa is excited to meet everyone in the 'Granny Grotto' and we hope it'll be as popular as our main grotto experience and Pet Grotto"

Garden King's 'Granny Grotto' is set to open for one day only on Tuesday 12th December. Tuesday is also Over 60s Privilege Day where visitors can enjoy 10% discount across the Garden Centre. Anybody interested in meeting Santa can book in-store, by phone on 01283 550516 or online at <> - tickets are priced at £10 (or £15 for couples sharing a photo).

Photo Credit: Ocskaymar
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