On the eve of Santa showering drought-stricken Narromine with gifts and bales of hay, the heavens opened. It may have been only 13mm but it certainly gave locals something to smile about.
The team from Sydney Santa Spectacular including Santa and his elf helpers as well as Elsa dropped into Narromine Public School today on a the back of a trailer to deliver around 2000 gifts to the town.
“We hope Santa’s visit and the present drop off does something to help ease the pressure on farmers in the Narromine region,” Sydney Santa Spectacular founder Jade Evans said.
“For most of us Christmas is a joyful time, but with the drought and economic hardships for some families, it’s a time of year that adds another layer of stress and pressure to find money to buy gifts for children.”
Every student at the school received a gift from Santa and hundreds’ more gifts were left with the Royal Far West country children’s charity to work with local organisations to distribute to farming families in the community.