Children visit Lancing gingerbread house

Mind Lancing 2 SUS-151221-162938001
Mind Lancing 2 SUS-151221-162938001

A TASTY gingerbread house has been erected at Mind charity shop in Lancing.

Children have been writing down their wish lists and passing it onto Father Christmas’ head elf, Tinsel, to be personally delivered to him.

Manager of the shop, Tracy Stevens, said Father Christmas was unable to make it to the shop this year, but the children got the next best thing.

She said: “For the last three years it’s been a Santa’s Grotto, but this year we created a gingerbread house.

“Tinsel will pass on their letters directly to Santa because he is very busy.”

The shop in Queens Parade has been adorned with large sweets, gingerbread and wrapped presents.

For just £2.50, every child has received a gift and had their photo taken. All proceeds raised will be going to Mind.

Tracy said: “All the volunteers have put in a lot of effort. Last year we raised £400, so it does get quite busy here.”

Tinsel will be in her gingerbread house today (Tuesday, December 22), Wednesday, December 23 and Thursday, December 24, 2pm to 5pm.

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