Santa Claus is coming to G-Town!

Meet Santa in Gainsborough this Christmas
Gainsborough charity spreads Christmas cheer in aid of food bank

Gainsborough based charity Laybo’s Legacy will host the one and only Santa Claus on Sunday 17 December at the Riverside Room at the United Services Club on Bridge Street, DN21 1LP.

You better watch out and get ready to join in with this magical experience where you can meet Santa Claus himself before he sets off on his trip around the world, spreading Christmas joy. There will also be entertainment from Dream a Little Dream, Salvation Army Band, Stalls, delicious food and drink, face painting and a chance to win big on their fabulous raffle and tombola!

Christmas is a time for giving, so as an entry fee, they ask all visitors to bring two items that can be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank to help those in need. Items needed are UHT milk, Weetabix, tinned meat, tuna, tomatoes, soup, and beans.

All children that visit Santa will receive a free gift and also have the chance to get their face painted, plus make their own reindeer food to take home for the big day.

Debbie Revill, a trustee of Laybo’s Legacy is looking forward to welcoming everyone on the day. She said:

“We’re grateful for the immense support from Gainsborough and the surrounding area and want to give something back to the local community. Considering the rising cost of living, we wanted to organise an event where everyone can participate for a small donation to help support the Salvation Army Food Bank. Laybo’s Legacy hope you can join us and be part of something truly special!”

Event Date and time: Sunday 17 December, 11am to 5pm.

Look out for the latest updates on the Laybo’s Legacy Facebook page.

Laybo’s Legacy is a local charity that supports bereaved families living within Gainsborough and the surrounding area, who have lost a family member to suicide, to receive financial aid towards funeral arrangements.

The charity was set up in February 2023, after the death of local man, Leighton Hall who sadly died by suicide at the young age of 25. The charity now organises events in his memory to keep his spirit alive, and to help break the stigma that surrounds mental health.

For more information and how to find out how you can support Laybo’s Legacy visit

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