Gulliver’s Valley is giving the local community a boost this Christmas by supporting a number of local charities throughout December.
The family run multi-million pound resort in Rotherham, which is able to remain open over Christmas under the current tier 3 restrictions, will be offering shop space to charities so they can sell merchandise and encourage donations from Gulliver’s visitors.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which the resort chose as its charity of the year earlier in 2020, will rotate with Roundabout Young People’s Homeless Charity, Rotherham Hospice, Children’s Heart Surgery, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Mind, The Children’s Hospital Charity, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary and Weston Park Cancer Charity in having a presence at the park when it opens for some festive cheer in the weekends running up to Christmas and from 21-23 December.
Dave Brown, general manager of Gulliver’s Valley, said: “From the very beginning, the local community has been incredibly important to us and, particularly after this most difficult of years, we felt strongly that we wanted to give something back to these fantastic local charities and offer them a helping hand.
“Our Christmas plans aren’t quite what we had planned for but we have adapted quickly and are so pleased we can still provide some festive fun to families with outdoor rides and attractions as well as our elf workshop and appearances from Santa. We hope our guests will visit us in December and help us to support these wonderful charities when doing so.”
Anna Gott, regional fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to open our shop doors at Gulliver’s Valley this December to help raise much-needed funds.
“We have a fabulous range of Christmas gifts on sale and each and every penny we raise will help us to make precious memories with children and families who sadly don’t know how long they’ll have together.
“It costs £5.1m a year to provide our life-changing care, so we are very thankful to our friends at Gulliver’s Valley whose support will help us make a real difference.”
Tickets are still available for Gulliver’s Valley with plenty of Christmas magic on offer for visitors. For further information, visit: www.gulliversvalleyresort.co.uk/christmas-at-gullivers.