Tenterden Town Council has stepped in to help out Santa, in a heart-warming example of the community pulling together as the festive season gets underway.
With Covid restrictions putting paid to the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s hugely popular Santa Specials running from Tenterden station, Santa was left with 6,000 mince pies and a hundred chocolate selection boxes, and no passengers to give them to.
So the Town Council has bought them all and donated the mince pies to the Food Bank & The Old School House Larder, and the chocolates to The Big Wrap charity.
Says Deputy Town Clerk Claire Gilbert: “Even Santa sometimes needs a hand, and we are really pleased to have worked with the Railway to ensure that the goodies normally given out on the Santa Specials will still help families enjoy a great Christmas.
“The way that the community is pulling together at this time of year is inspirational, and the council is delighted to have been able to help the railway – and Santa, in particular”.
If you would like to donate to the Family Food Bank, please visit: https://www.familyfoodbank.org/