Now Recruiting Santa’s Elves

31/08/19 News

The Budding Foundation Charity are looking for volunteer elves to help run their charity Christmas experiences at South Downs Nurseries & NEW FOR 2019, at Old Barn Garden Centre. Join our friendly family of elves and help make a difference to the lives of local children, who are supported by this wonderful charity. 

The Budding Foundation raised £23,000 for charity at South Downs Nurseries last year through ticket sales and all of this money has been spent in Sussex, supporting children and young people in need, as well as through various projects in our local schools. This year, we hope to raise an incredible £40,000+ for the charity. 

If you have a few hours or a few days to spare in December, please contact to register your interest. It took a team of 40 elves to run the grotto at South Downs last year, with some volunteering for just one or two afternoons and others for whole weekends.

With the introduction of a new grotto at Old Barn Garden Centre, some of our South Downs elves will be moving to Old Barn, so we are looking for volunteers for both centres. We are also looking for elves to help wrap gifts at South Downs Nurseries from 1st September onwards. If you'd like to come along one morning with a group of friends and have a coffee on us while you wrap, please get in touch with Clive: 

This is an incredibly rewarding role. You will become part of our elf family, which includes a VIP invitation to the post-christmas elf reunion party, organised by Santa himself!