A CHARITY has been 'overwhelmed' by the response to their Christmas Grotto.

YouthAbility Youth Services are hosting the grotto on at Walney Community Centre on December 12.

As of yesterday, 140 bookings had been made.

Those who have booked will be sent a recommended time slot for their visit to help manage the demand.

There will also be a quiet hour for SEN children.

A spokesman said: "This years Santa grotto will be our best ever. You get to make some arts and crafts in the igloo while you wait, then meet Santa in his gingerbread house. It is a £2 donation per child."

You can book onto the event by visiting: https://form.jotform.com/212922851616052