The Archie Foundation

Santa’s Grotto is not only one of the most exciting festive experiences for a child it's also one of the most exciting fundraising experiences for Team Archie! We're super excited to be running Santa's Grotto at the Overgate Centre in Dundee, from 26th November.

The role will be covered by a rota system : morning 1000 hours till 12.20 hours and afternoon 1.30 hours till 16.00 hours.

The start date is the 26/7 Nov, then 3/4 Dec, 10/11 Dec, 17/18 Dec then every day till 24 Dec. 2022.

Current opportunity

The Archie Foundation has had a donation of little knitted squares and are looking for volunteers to sew or crochet them up into baby blankets. The blankets will be then be put in ‘Welcome to the World’ bags and given to babies born in Tayside. Knitted Toys Baby toys are also hugely appreciated by the families and staff at the maternity hospitals we support. We always welcome knitted toys that may be dolls, elephants, bears, frogs – you name it, we will find it a loving home. Please see the ARCHIE Foundation web page for information and rules on stuffing, eyes etc on toys. Worry Monsters Our worry monsters offer great support to children who are facing medical issues or bereavement. They can be a great tool to help children express themselves. A child will write down their worries, then they feed them into the deep mouth of the monster and their worries are then all eaten up. The best thing about Worry Monsters is that they can come in many different shapes and sizes, just like us! If you would like the worry monster pattern, please get in touch with us at