Seasonal fun could be good for your elf

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Wannabe elves and Santas are being called to check in with a charity to help out with fun seasonal roles over the Christmas period.

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Papworth Trust are looking for Christmas volunteers who can spare some of their time to help out with in and around Cambridge.

This includes being a Santa or Elf at a Christmas Grotto.

Disability charity Papworth Trust has festive volunteering opportunities for people who have time and energy to spread some seasonal goodwill.

Opportunities include being a Santa or Elf at the Waresley Garden Centre Christmas Grotto on 24 November, and December 1, 15, and 22.

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Volunteers must be friendly and confident to greet families, hand out presents, and pose for photos.

Successful applicants will need to do DBS and reference checks.

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“We are looking for friendly people who can spare a little bit of their time and would like to support Papworth Trust this Christmas,” said Mark Louisy, Volunteering Manager at Papworth Trust.

“If you fancy spreading some Christmas cheer and can give us an hour or two of your time, please get in touch. Our seasonal roles will be good fun – and if you fancy dressing up or donning a Santa’s hat, please feel welcome!

“All proceeds raised will go towards helping disabled people. We support people through a range of services, including support with care, leisure activities and practical help around the home.”

For more details or to volunteer, please phone the Trust’s volunteering team on 01480 357 200 or send them an email on

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