Santa band sends Shelterboxes

Popular garden centre display helps send aid around the world.

A CHRISTMAS display at a Barnstaple garden centre has raised nearly �3,000 for the charity Shelterbox.

The popular St John’s Garden Centre Santa Band raised enough to enable to the charity to buy five lifesaving boxes to send to disaster-hit areas around the world.

The display featured moving band members surrounded by the contents of a box and a world map of the charity’s deployments.

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