Our elves (and Oompa Loompas) have been spreading some festive cheer to families in the Fylde area this Christmas.

  • We hosted a Breakfast with Santa at Lower Lane Community Centre in Freckleton.

Children enjoyed cereal and toast, before playing bingo using festive pictures.

After a beautiful rendition of Jingle Bells, Santa arrived for the children to give him their wish list.

Young Noah was beaming as he said: “I liked getting a present from Santa and telling him what I wanted.”

Alaia, seven, won a hamper after getting a full house during our bingo game. She said: “I like the big prize I won. Thank you.”

Four-year-old Henry guessed the bear's name, Barnaby, and was delighted to take him home. His mum, Maddy said: “He was really excited to win the bear. The breakfast has been really good, and there has been lots of things for the children to do.”

One parent, Aileen said: “We had a great time. The kids loved it, especially the bingo. It was lovely to see their faces lit up.”

Iain, Area Housing Manager for Fylde North, said: “It was a really special morning, seeing the joy in children’s faces, especially when Santa arrived.

“Our aim is to support our families, so it is important the community centre continues to be a hub of activity. We plan to hold even more events next year.

“We want to thank everyone involved in organising the event, including volunteers at the Fylde Food Community Hub and our Project SEARCH interns who helped to transform the community centre into a festive wonder. Big thank you to Ezee Environmental Services Ltd for its £200 donation to fund the event."

Watch the fun here: 


  • Families joined us at Saltcotes Community Centre in Lytham St Annes for some seasonal crafts.

Children made baubles, festive tiles, and wooden tree decorations. They also had fun with glitter and chose a gift from the table to wrap up. 

One mum, Paige told us: “I have enjoyed it all. I have only been here a couple of months, so it is nice to have something in the community.”

Her son Deaton said: “I have had a good time. I like doing crafts.”

Carolyn, Area Housing Officer, said: “Thank you to everyone who joined us for Christmas crafts. We enjoyed meeting young families and seeing how much fun the children had with the crafts. 

“Activities such as these are our way of showing support to the community as part of our social value work. We hope to build on this and host more events next year to bring families together.”

 Watch the fun here: 


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