SANTA’S Toy Factory at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks has raised £11,025 for charity this year.

The grotto was run by The Budding Foundation, a charity supporting young people in need, and all of the funds raised will be spent supporting local children.

Clive Gravett, who runs the charity, said, “We’d like to thank all of our visitors to the factory and all of our volunteer elves who so generously gave up their time to help us.

“We’d also like to thank South Downs Nurseries and all their staff for building us such a wonderful grotto and for generously donating all the gifts.

“We are so overwhelmed at the support we’ve had this year and are already planning how we can make it even better for next year.”

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