Bringing Santa to town

The Gunther's First National Real Estate team is bringing Santa to town this year to fundraise for Kids Helpline. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Getting a photo taken with Santa as a kid, or even an adult, is one of the greatest joys and family memories around Christmas time.

That’s why Mark Gunther First National Real Estate in Healesville is bringing Santa to town on Saturday 16 December.

Asking for just a gold coin donation, all funds raised will go towards Kids Helpline, the only free and confidential 24/7 counselling service for young people aged five to 25.

Helping to organise the event, property manager Yasmin Cassar said not only will staff and the community be supporting First National Australia’s main charity partner but also …

“Christmas can be a tough time for families financially, especially at the moment, so this is a cheaper option for parents to make memories and get their Santa photo without the cost while supporting a good cause,” she said.

From 10am to 2pm Santa will be visiting the First National office on Main Street, where families can line up for their digital photo with Santa.

As the first time the First National team have done something like this, Yasmin said she and the staff hope the community will make use of it.

Adding to the fun on the day will be a special drop in from the CFA, with the big red fire truck to explore.

The office will also be decorated by local interior designer Out of the Box Interiors, with photos being taken by Valley Sundays.

With all staff giving up their time on the day, Yasmin said “it will be nice to take the time to meet the community and see the joy Santa brings to young and old”.

No bookings necessary but people may need to be prepared to wait in line if Santa is in high demand.