A PARALYMPIC sprinter and Santa Claus were the stars of the Children's Trust Christmas Fair.
Hundreds poured into Tadworth Court at the weekend, helping to raise about £10,000 for the charity's work supporting children with severe disabilities and complex brain injuries.
Elena Bayk-Mohammadi, 12, serenaded visitors with carols as they queued for Santa's grotto, hunted for elves and showed off their skills on the skating rink.
The Trust's vice-president, Paralympic star Sophia Warner, who finished fourth in the 200 metres at this summer's Games, attended with her family to kick-off her festivities.
Emma Burgess, the Trust's community fundraising co-ordinator, said: "I would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas fair and made it such a success.
"In particular, I would like to thank Toyota, who generously sponsored the event; the stall holders; Elena Bayk-Mohammadi; the Trust's mascots; our wonderful band of volunteers; and all the families who turned out to support the event."
Visitors turned out in force despite the pouring rain, with many sheltering in the main hall and perusing stalls of clothes, toys, crafts and books. A few braved the outside carousel.
The Children's Trust is a national charity providing care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.
For further information about their work and organisation, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
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