Special Christmas deliveries to spread smiles in Otley and Grundisburgh

Tia the horse delivering presents on Christmas Day 2020

You may spot Tia the horse out delivering presents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Grundisburgh and Otley - Credit: Emma Burrows

Children in Otley and Grundisburgh will be treated to a magical sight this Christmas with a special delivery from Santa and Tia the horse.

The special festive present delivery, which is planned On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, was the idea of 28-year-old Emma Burrows from Ipswich who first decided to spread a bit of Christmas joy in 2020. 

Miss Burrows, who starts her journey with Tia from her mother's home in Grundisburgh, said: "We started it last year just to spread a bit of Christmas cheer and put smiles on faces. 

"The delivery is available for any ages, children or adults, everyone enjoys it." 

 Tia the horse will be making Christmas deliveries in Suffolk to fundraise for Riding for the Disabled

The elves, Santa and Tia the horse will be making Christmas deliveries in Suffolk to fundraise for the Woodbridge branch of Riding for the Disabled - Credit: Emma Burrows

This year the Christmas deliveries will raise fundraise for the Woodbridge branch of Riding for the Disabled. 

Miss Burrows said: "I know that Tia brings me so much joy and gives me a reason to get up in the morning and I know how much horses can give to the disabled and those with learning difficulties." 

Emma Burrows dressed as an elf out delivering presents with Tia the horse

Emma Burrows out delivering presents with Tia - Credit: Emma Burrows

Parents can drop off Christmas presents with Miss Burrows up until December 20 - you can contact her to arrange a delivery by emailing ejburrows93@gmail.com

You can also donate on the Santa Sleigh deliveries Crowdfunding page - crowdfunder.co.uk/santassleigh. 

Poppy the dog helps Tia and Santa deliver presents to children and adults

Poppy the dog helps Tia and Santa deliver presents to children and adults - Credit: Emma Burrows


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