Festive fun for Sophia and Robbie

Sophia and Robbie with Father Christmas and his helper
Sophia and Robbie with Father Christmas and his helper
Lloyd and Karen Clewer, the founders of Farm4Life, at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, where they store goods ready to send to Africa  (Picture by Habibur Rahman)

Ghana trip changed Fareham couple’s lives

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Sophia and Robbie Underwood had a fabulous time before Christmas when their nan Beverley treated them to some festive fun.

They visited Father Christmas at Greywell Shopping Centre in Leigh Park and then went to a party at Horizon Leisure Centre in Havant.

Beverley, from Leigh Park, says: ‘Every year the people of Leigh Park open a Christmas grotto in an empty shop. I always feel it is one of the best visits for the children. They are greeted by a snowman at the door, then they meet the elves and have a play in Santa’s sleigh while waiting for him. Then they are called into a room where Santa and his elves are waiting to greet the children by name.

‘The children are always amazed that Santa remembers their names. He gives the children a sweet, a badge and a present and we can take photos

‘It is really lovely and I really hope that they do it again next year.’

Sophia, nine, and 10-year-old Robbie also had a great time at the party where they played, danced and received another gift.