Steelworks Santa helps the homeless through hosting festive family train ride
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Porthcawl's tourist land train is welcoming the Steelworks Santa on board for a festive family experience during the Christmas period, while raising money to help the homeless.
Once safely onboard Lucie the Porthcawl Land Train, the 40-minute 'Santa Express' ride offers carol singing, a meet and greet with Santa, a chance to take photos with him, and a festive treat to take home.
Children also receive a gift, free activity pack, and certificate from Santa.
In preparation for the event, Lucie the Land Train, operated by homelessness charity Emmaus South Wales, has undergone a festive makeover, and invited children from Newton Primary School on Thursday 9 December to enjoy the Santa Express trial run.
Steelworks Santa, aka Porthcawl local Allan Evans, attends Christmas events to help raise money for charities.
He said: "We had this wonderful idea of doing a Santa special here is Porthcawl, it's a lovely town, and we sing carols, have a chat with all the children and just have a jolly good time."
Jemma Wray, Chief Executive at Emmaus South Wales, said: "We're so excited to run our Santa Express.
"Porthcawl locals have been so supportive of us this year with the launch of Lucie the Porthcawl Land Train, and we wanted to offer a special event where everyone can enjoy festive activities together.
"Steelworks Santa and Family Claus will provide a magical time for children and adults alike, with all ticket proceeds going to three charities."