On Sunday 18th December the Kent CRP elves joined Santa himself for a magical journey full of seasonal cheer along the Medway Valley Line.
Santa was happy to let the train take the strain, pleased that his reindeer could put their hooves up and take a rest before the very busy night they have coming up soon. The Santa Express journeyed through a snowy landscape along the line, on board the elves handed out gifts to all the young passengers.
Magic Paul paid us a visit from Southeast CRP, entertaining the children and teaching them magic. The Grinch was also there to lend us a helping hand.
Children were given stickers to decorate the train windows and asked to make a festive star or hat from wrapping paper, Special guest appearances from Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, the Honey Monster and the Lion King made for a fun packed trip.
Each goody bag contained a copy of “Arlo’s Adventures“, a rail safety learning book. Tickets for the Santa Express raised over £720 for the Railway Children Charity to help young people who are homeless.
We’re proud of everyone who joined Team Elf and helped to make the Southeastern Santa Express a success. Thank you to Santa, the elves, guests and passengers, you were awesome.