Posted by Aston Avery

Santa helpers to spread Christmas cheer

As Buddy the Elf tells us every year, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” and as we begin the festive season, it is a time for communities to come together and get into the spirit of Christmas.

However, nearly half (47%) of the UK does not have enough Santa Claus helpers within its community, and 78% are at risk of not seeing them this year.

Visiting Saint Nick to let him know what we ho-ho-hope to find under our Christmas tree when we wake up on the 25th of December is one of those festive feeling moments and 31% admit they would be disappointed to miss a visit this year.

To combat this, the neighbourhood network, Nextdoor, is training 100 volunteers from across the country in its first ever Santa‘s Helper School.

Aston spoke to Roisin O’Neill, head of community UK at Nextdoor.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

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