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Barbara’s magical reindeer food is a Christmas hit

HOW do you guarantee a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve? You need a special sprinkling of Barbara Fletcher’s magical reindeer food!

Barbara has been a volunteer at our Chapeltown shop for almost 17 years, where one of her fundraising successes is her special recipe Festive reindeer food.

“I had a lightbulb moment when I used to purchase bags of reindeer food for my grandchildren and thought it would be a good idea to make my own to raise money for St Luke’s,” Barbara explained.

The reindeer food – which has now been on sale for nine years - has to be sprinkled onto the garden on Christmas Eve, to act as a guide for Rudolph and his fellow reindeer.

With the help of her sister Janice, and friend Sue, who make and print out the labels, Barbara makes up the reindeer food using oats donated by the Chapeltown branch of Asda and wraps them up in red voile which she purchases herself.

Barbara sells almost 300 bags of reindeer food each year and with every bag of reindeer food purchased there comes a free prize draw ticket to win a ‘chocolate extravaganza’ donated by Asda Chapeltown. The draw will be made on December 20.

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