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Santa made a trip from the North Pole to Southend to meet some boys and girls who have been well-behaved this year.
He visited Dunaverty Hall’s Christmas fayre and asked the children what they hoped to get for Christmas.
There were teas, coffees, stalls and a raffle at the event.
Margaret McDowall, the hall committee’s treasurer, said: ‘We are very grateful to all who supported us as we raised an amazing £1,020.’