SEE inside Santa's Grotto, as Andover Clothing Exchange hold a festive event.

Andover Clothing Exchange (A.C.E.) opened up Santa's Grotto for a special 'Festive Fun Day' - their annual Christmas-themed charity event on Sunday, December 10.

The event was held for one day, and brought joy to children in the town, while rasing money for a good cause.

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Tania Hall was the Chief Elf at the event, she told the Advertiser: "Families can come in, do some crafts, have a mince pie, children can choose a gift and it gets everyone into the festive spirit.

"It's been amazing, busy, but really fun too."

Tania explained a little bit about some of the work that A.C.E. does in the community.

"A.C.E. is a community charity, we run a youth group, we have a baby bank and a food pantry that runs a community fridge that anyone can access, and we have a community lounge to prevent social isolation."

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The current location of A.C.E, based in the Chantry Centre, is only temporary but Tania confirmed that the charity will have a new home in the new year: "We're moving to a new building on Bridge Street at the end of January".

Another charity, Andover Santa Cruises, was also involved in the event, supporting the Clothing Exchange with the Grotto.

Santa greeted and engaged with children throughout the day, handing them gifts and taking photos.

Readers can expect to see more from Andover Santa Cruises over the coming weeks, as they prepare to take to the roads in their sleigh, travelling around the town.