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Festive treats for Acorns youngsters at Hatton Country World

Leamington Editorial 3rd Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of youngsters with life-limiting conditions were given a very special festive treat at Hatton Country World.

More than 150 youngsters from Acorns Children’s Hospice visited the popular attraction to meet Father Christmas and his  reindeer. They were given exclusive access to Santa’s grotto at Hatton Adventure World the day before it opened to the public.

Chris Reed, head of care services at Acorns Birmingham hospice, said: “This is a marvellous treat for the children and their families.  Many are unable to easily visit grottos because busy crowds and lack of access. This is a hugely generous gesture by Hatton that will provide a wonderful evening of special memories at a special time of the year.”

The youngsters had a one-to-one meeting with Father Christmas and were then taken by the elves to choose their own special gift from the secret toyshop at the fairy-tale grotto.

Acorns provides babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and associated complex needs access to a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.

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