A range of festive events in the build-up to Christmas helped raise money for the Derbyshire Air Ambulance.
The Springs Shopping Centre hosted Santa’s Workshop on December 15th and 23rd to help raise more than £800 for the Derbyshire Air Ambulance.
The events were free to those who attended with visitors having the opportunity to meet Santa, have their face painted, make reindeer food and a balloonist was on hand to entertain the queues.
The Derbyshire Air Ambulance provides an incredible service across the county by providing a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3,850 square miles.
The Springs collected approximately 750 presents through its Reverse Santa campaign, which were donated to children across the local region so those less fortunate had a present to open on Christmas Day.
Carlon Stewart Centre Manager, said: “Whilst providing a great event for people in the local area, it’s tremendous that with the help of all those who attended, we can raise money for a vital service, which serves our local community.
“We are proud to raise this money and help the Derbyshire Air Ambulance with their cause.
“We’d also like to thank everyone who donated a gift for our Reverse Santa campaign throughout December. These gifts went to children in the local community who may not receive anything through the Christmas period.”
Peter Corbett, Derbyshire Air Ambulance: “We’d like to thank The Springs for raising this money through its festive events. At a time when conditions on the roads are tough and the Air Ambulance is needed more than ever, every donation is appreciated and goes a long way to help us to continue to deliver a vital service to the local community.”