Trevena Cross pulled out all the stops to bring some early Christmas magic to families across West Cornwall with its Santa’s Grotto this year. More than 3,600 children travelled through the Trevena Cross charitable grotto winter wonderland to see Father Christmas with their families this December, and as a result, have contributed to an impressive total that is being donated to local charities and causes in Cornwall.

Together with the support of The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, Trevena Cross charitable grotto has raised £10,150.00 for The Cove Macmillan Support Centre, Cornwall Air Ambulance, and other local community causes, including Christmas lunch sponsorship and Christmas hampers for the residents of Breage parish.

Trevena Cross owner Graham Jeffery comments:

“The team delivered the most show-stopping grotto we’ve ever attempted, and it was wonderful to see the reaction of every person who ventured through it. Months of hard work from the Trevena Cross team went into planning and executing this year’s creation, which saw a spectacular arctic and woodland scene combine to make pure magic!”
With plenty of photo opportunities, fabulous lights, entertaining characters and of course Father Christmas and his elves, the garden centre seemed to find the recipe for success.

Graham continues:

“As we’ve started to become known for our annual grotto in the local area, the pressure is on to make sure that we keep delivering something that will exceed the expectations of all of our visitors who support it. If we’re able to please the public, we’re able to please the wonderfully worthy Cornish charities that the Rotary Club and ourselves nominate, with a sizeable donation that can really make a difference. It makes the many hours of hard work, and all the costs involved, beforehand and during the event, completely worthwhile”.

A big thanks to The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, without whom, it wouldn’t all have been possible.”