One last gift from Santa as schools get books

Allen Oxenham with two of the books he donated to local schools
Allen Oxenham with two of the books he donated to local schools

AN EASTBOURNE Santa has again used all of his earnings to buy dictionaries for schools.

Allen Oxenham, pictured right, a member of the Rotary Club of Eastbourne Sovereign, worked hard as a Santa this Christmas at both Drusillas Zoo and The Llama Park near Ashdown Forest.

Allen, who on one day at Drusillas was visited by 197 children, also supports the Polegate charity Children with Cancer.

He has spent the past five years at Drusillas and used his pay to purchase Usborne Illustrated Dictionaries for children, including pupils from Oakwood Junior School and Pevensey and Westham Primary School.