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Guildford christmas tree farm steps in to help local family amid Gatwick Chaos

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Guildford christmas tree farm steps in to help local family amid Gatwick Chaos

Published at 8:31am 24th December 2018.

Hans Christmas Andersen, a Christmas Tree Company in Shamley Green, have stepped in to help a family whose dream family holiday to Lapland was cancelled this week amid drone chaos at Gatwick Airport.

Isabel Hodgson and her party of seven, also from Shamley Green, were meant to fly to Finland on Thursday evening but their flight was cancelled after drones were spotted flying near the airport, causing it to close for 36 hours.

They have lost out on £2,500 for their accommodation and it's unclear whether they will be refunded for their other costs.

The team at Hans Christmas Andersen saw the story online here at Eagle Radio and felt compelled to put some festive magic back in the family's lives.

Han Christmas Andersen
Father Christmas flew in especially to see them!

Julie Alexandersen owner of the Christmas Tree Farm told Eagle Radio they've met the reindeer and even Father Christmas flew in especially to see them:

"We saw the story on Eagle Radios Website  and realised immediately we could do something to help this family.

We invited them to the farm, and were able to get Father Christmas to come and see them through the magic of Christmas.

We are a family business and family is so important at this time of year, we were glad to help!"

After thousands of flights were cancelled, delayed and diverted - Two people arrested over the disruption at have now been released without charge.

The man and woman, who've been in custody since Friday, were let go by police yesterday.

Meanwhile, the airport's offering a 50-thousand pound reward for information leading to the conviction of the actual culprits.

Drone activity around Gatwick Airport meant the family had their trip to Lapland cancelled.