Scrooge & Fagin capture elf for primary school library fund
Scrooge & Fagin have captured one of Santa’s elves and are holding him in Greythorn Primary School Library to raise cash for new books.
Santa’s Elf was taken from Asda’s Loughborough Road store at 12.30pm, where he was showing 6 of Nottinghamshire’s Asda Community Helpers how to put the sparkle into Christmas.
Aided by Fagin and 11 of his gang, Scrooge wheeled the Elf off in a shopping trolley, with Asda security guard Gary and the community elves in hot pursuit.
Greythorn School head teacher Mrs Sally MacDonald said the elf was safe and well and was helping children with their reading.
Mrs Macdonald added: “We would love to give our children a bigger and better library to inspire their love for reading, writing and story-telling. So weasked some of Dicken’s best-loved characters to lend us a helping hand.
“If we reach our £500 target, Scrooge and Fagin will return the Elf back to Santa’s workshop in Lapland. Otherwise, Elf will spend the festive period working here in Nottingham.
“We will hold Elf until 12.30pm Tuesday 1st December. We are taking good care of him and he is being put to good use helping children with their reading.
“Our pupils are doing all they can to round up their spare change to return the Elf back to his rightful home in Lapland. However, they fear they will fall short of their target.”
The pupils are now appealing to local community members to add to the donations in order that Santa has his full contingent of elves to complete his Christmas preparations.
Year four pupil Connie Hatchett (8) said: “Please help. Every penny counts. We must get Elf back to Lapland or Santa might not be ready in time for Christmas.”
Asda general manager Tony Brennan said: “The Elf was helping us with our Christmaspreparations when he was taken. We’re appealing to the local community to dig deep so we can return him to where he belongs: undertaking vital Santa duties. Because it’s Christmas.”