All the way from Lapland, but helping those in need in Africa - Santa has been recruited for Stevenage stint to help Kadoma Kidz

Christmas grotto in aid of Kadoma Kidz in Stevenage, Picture by Martin Malocco Photography

Christmas grotto in aid of Kadoma Kidz in Stevenage, Picture by Martin Malocco Photography - Credit: Archant

Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in Lapland – but even if your workshop is in the frozen north it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to do your bit to help children in need all over the world.

And that brief means that Santa has been only too happy to help raise funds for a Stevenage-based charity which works with disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe.

Stacey Gibb set up Kadoma Kidz with her husband Phil to help children in the Zimbabwean city which is twinned with Stevenage, and opened a shop and community space in Willows Link, Broadwater, in the summer to help raise funds.

That’s where Santa is on duty in the run-up to Christmas and all money raised will go directly to the charity’s work in Africa.

The shop is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

There’s an extra session planned on Monday, from 10am to 8pm.

The store includes a charity shop, a sweet shop, a secondhand bridal shop and a community space which is available for birthday parties and other activities.

Click here to find out more or call 07872 939841.