Father Christmas postal service returns, thanks to hospital charity
Nov 13, 2023
Photo of Father Christmas and a couple of his elves.

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC) has announced the return of its seasonal postal service to Father Christmas.

Children can now receive a personalised letter from the man himself, complete with an Official North Pole Certificate and a Christmas colouring sheet selection.

All their parent or guardian has to do is complete the booking form on the HHCC website by Sunday, December 3. The service is free, but the charity welcomes voluntary donations.

All letters will be posted between Monday, December 4 and Friday, December 8 to ensure they arrive before Christmas Eve.

Every child who receives a letter from Father Christmas will also be in with a chance of winning a prize, kindly donated by Imagined Things Bookshop in Harrogate, just in time for Christmas.

Georgia Hudson, volunteer and charity manager, said:

“The HHCC and Volunteer Team are delighted to be able to run the Letters from Father Christmas initiative for the second year running.

“We received some wonderful feedback from supporters last year and hope to continue to bring a smile onto your loved ones faces with some sparkle and excitement from the main man himself!

“Thank you to everyone who is continuing to support HHCC, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

In addition, any child wanting to post their own letter to Father Christmas can find a template letter here.

These can be posted at the festive post-box situated at the main entrance of Harrogate District Hospital from Friday, December 1.

Children can also hand-deliver their own letters to Father Christmas himself this November, as he is stopping by at HHCC’s Outdoor Pop-up Christmas Market at Harrogate Railway Athletic FC in Starbeck on November 26, from 10am to 3pm. Tickets can be bought via HHCC’s website.

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