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De Beauvoiur community gets together for The Crib’s Christmas Party

PUBLISHED: 11:09 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:34 20 December 2017

Santa's grotto at The Crib's Christmas Party on the De Beauvoir Estate. Picture: Polly Hancock

Santa's grotto at The Crib's Christmas Party on the De Beauvoir Estate. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Youngsters on the De Beauvoir estate visited Santa’s grotto this week at a Christmas party hosted by the aptly-named Crib youth club.

Founder Janette Collins performed the honour of playing the main man – and said the event was a great show of community spirit, with more than 100 people attending.

“People came from all over,” she said. “It was a real community event. I’m going to do it again next year. I think more people should be celebrating together like this rather than separately.

“I’ll tell you what though, those people who play Santa every year, I take my hat off to them. My back and legs feel a bit flat!”

Most children asked Saint Nick for an iPhone – though one did buy into the spirit of Christmas and ask for a baby brother.

The event was sponsored by the Mill Co Project at the Rose Lipman Centre, the De Beauvoir Estate TRA, the De Beauvoir Association and the Cranston TMO. Presents were supplied by Elba.

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  • I would like to take the opportunity to thank the organisers of this event. It was lovely to see the community coming together and such thought and love gone into the organising of this event. My girls had an amazing time and came home with big smiles on their faces. Thank you again!

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    G1984

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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