Louise Phillips and her family in Kendal were given the surprise on Saturday, after Louise was responsible for setting up a virtual Christmas fair which to date has raised more than £11,000 for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (Neo-Natal Unit, Children’s Ward and A & E Department).
The online fair also proved to be a lifeline for many local independent businesses that were unable to trade due to Covid restrictions.
Father Christmas delivered gifts for Louise’s children along with a gift voucher for a family short break at Ouse Bridge Guesthouse, Bassenthwaite.
The voucher was paid for by a number of grateful 'virtual' stallholders, with the venue chosen as it had also had a stall at the online fair and had donated an auction prize.
After Dark Productions, based in Morecambe (who also had a stall at the fair), organised the visit from Father Christmas.