A MONEY expert will be bringing Christmas cheer to children in Cross Hills on Thursday, December 6.

The village’s IFA – Independent Financial Advice company – will host a free Santa Claus grotto from 6pm.

Chris Dixon, the director and principal, will play Santa for the event, which is being held in conjunction with Glusburn and Cross Hills Parish Council with support from business association South Craven Together.

Mr Dixon was recently confirmed by VouchedFor.co.uk as one of the top 100 IFAs in the country, due to his customer reviews, and will appear in a list in the Times newspaper next year.

His office at 24 Main Street, previously a florist’s, received a £50,000 refit in January this year using local tradespeople.

Mr Dixon, the owner of the building, converted the basement into an additional commercial unit which is now occupied by a beautician. The project also included the restoration of pre-war railings outside.