REINDEERS will be heading to Rubery on Sunday, December 8, as part of a free Christmas celebration being held by the village’s Jack’s supermarket.
The event, between 11am and 3pm, is to celebrate the festive season and thank all the store’s customers throughout the last 12 months,
Among the activities will be Christmas-themed face painting, sweet treats and festive food sampling.
Santa’s reindeers and elves will be available for photos and hidden Christmas baubles containing prizes will be hidden in the area.
Among them will be Jack’s gift cards and sweet treats.
Louis Chambers, the Rubery Jacks store manager, said: “We love Christmas here at Jack’s.
“We wanted to do something fun for our local community to celebrate the festive season and to thank our customers for their support since we opened last year – and what could be more festive and fun than having reindeers and elves here?!
“We hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to come down and join in the fun, and try some of our delicious Christmas food items, which celebrates the very best of British, and help us to support this fantastic charity.
“We’re also very excited about our Rubery treasure hunt and wish everyone good luck with their bauble search!”
As part of the celebration, Walking With The Wounded will be fundraising in store for its Walking Home For Christmas campaign.
Every penny raised will directly support Walking With The Wounded’s employment, mental health and care coordination programmes for ‘at risk’ ex military to help them back into society and lead independent lives.
Andy Sloan, from Walking With The Wounded, said: “We’re very grateful to the Tesco Armed Forces Network and Jack’s for supporting our Christmas campaign ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ which is seeing well over 1,000 fundraising walks across the UK.
“Christmas is a great time if you have a home, a job, a family and are in a good place mentally.
“It’s tough if you’re not, so any sign-ups to Walking Home For Christmas, or donations at the collections at Jack’s stores enable us to support veterans who are socially isolated to get back into work and independence so that next Christmas they can support themselves and their families.”
Visit https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/jacks for more on the ‘Walking Home for Christmas’ charity drive.