Santa pays a visit to charity fun day at Stephen Moore

Santa arriving at Stephen Moores Coleraine on Saturday afternoon. Picture Kevin McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Santa arriving at Stephen Moores Coleraine on Saturday afternoon. Picture Kevin McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

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There was plenty of excitement and smiling faces as Santa paid a special visit to Stephen Moore Farm Machinery.

The annual family fun day event is proving ever popular with a great turnout of family members, young and not so young enjoying the fun.

Children enjoyed a wide range of activities from balloon modelling, a reindeer rodeo and ice-cream from Braemar Farm.

The fun day has been a popular attraction at Stephen Moore’s over the years however from 2011 it has been primarily a charity fundraising event for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

The charity will always be special to Stephen and Alison Moore.

Alison explains: “The Santa Day has been running for a number of years but for the last four years all the money raised at the event has gone to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

“In March 2011 our son, Samuel, was born with a congenital heart problem and lived for just 10 days. The Children’s Heartbeat Trust were excellent with us at that difficult time and we really appreciated their help.

“This year we have raised £710 through the Santa Day which will go to the Trust.”

Children’s Heartbeat Trust has been supporting families of children with heart disease in Northern Ireland since 1984.

The trust works closely with the Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children to ensure that children with heart disease and their families receive the best care, treatment and support possible.

If you would like more information on the work of the Children’s Heartbeat Trust you can log on to www.childrensheartbeattrust.org.