Yes, only 68 days to Christmas so the following sent in by Dave Powell needs your attention:
For several years I have been asked to play the role of Santa Claus at a number of local pre and primary schools which I really enjoyed. This year, in addition to the schools, I was persuaded (!) by my daughters and grandchildren to apply for a job as Santa Claus with LaplandUK, (through Reed employment agency at Bracknell).
I had an interview this morning, was told that they still need more applicants, (require a total of about 50+ as the job will entail shift work â€“ btn 9 & 7 â€“ and weekends), and asked if I could recommend anyone.
The job pays Â£12.00 an hour, hours and days to suit, and will be located at Swinley Road, Ascot on a Crown estate. I have looked at LaplandUK on the web and it doesnâ€™t appear to be a fly by night operation (unlike that one in the New Forest a couple of years ago). This one has been going for some years and is quite a large concern having been a client of Reed for some years.
The dates are 23 Nov to 24 Dec with an introduction to the company on 26 Oct, with rehearsals on 23 Nov at Bracknell and 24 Nov on site. The role is scripted and interaction with the children controlled and supervised.
If anyone is interested, they can contact Alison Stephenson at Reed, Bracknell, email click here,Â and mention my name.