FROZEN Princess Elsa is making a special guest appearance to make sure children keep warm this winter.

Community project Wrap Up Knutsford is hosting a free open day at the town’s fire station on Saturday, November 11, from 12 noon until 4pm.

The Frozen star, from Noodle Performance Arts Theatre School, will meet youngsters and pose for pictures.

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The project has provided hundreds of coats for children since it was launched during the pandemic in 2020.

Founder Gemma Jackson, 41, said: “Our community day is a chance to thank the local community who have supported us since we began and for people to come and collect a coat in a judge-free environment.

Knutsford Guardian: Bex O'Rourke and Gemma Jackson with some of the many coats donated to keep children warm this winterBex O'Rourke and Gemma Jackson with some of the many coats donated to keep children warm this winter (Image: Gemma Jackson)

“This year, everything has gone up, mortgages, rents, food, gas and electric,” said Gemma.

“I think a lot of families will be struggling.”

The mum-of-three is passionate about sustainability, keen to prevent clothes going to landfill and support families.

Knutsford Guardian: Elsa is looking forward to meeting children in KnutsfordElsa is looking forward to meeting children in Knutsford (Image: Noodle Performance Arts)

“On average, children grow seven sizes in their first two years,” said Gemma.

“This means they are growing out of clothing at an unbelievable rate.

“This, combine with the cost of new coats, especially in the cost of living crisis, puts families under a lot of stress.”

Competitions and activities promise to make it a fun-filled day.

“Our events are completely free and all are welcome,” said Gemma.

“Families will be able to meet firefighters, have their picture taken in fire engines and meet the local police community support officer.”

Free refreshments will be served, thanks to Savile’s and Booths supermarket.

Children can enter a design a scarf competition.

The winner will have their design hand knitted by Knutsford Christie Bears.

Knutsford Guardian: Elsa will be a guest at Wrap Up Knutsford's family fun dayElsa will be a guest at Wrap Up Knutsford's family fun day (Image: Noodle Performance Arts)

A £30 Hal Whittaker voucher donated by Smook Styling and a family cinema experience supplied by Scene in Knutsford will be given to the runners up.

All entries will receive a sweet treat provide by Knutsford Olde Sweet Shoppe.

Families can pick up a winter coat, free of chare and enter a free draw to win prizes donated by Knutsford businesses.

“You don’t have to be struggling financially to receive a coat, these coats are for all,” said Gemma.

“Remember when you were younger and your cousins or close family or friends passed you a coat?

“This is the same only on a grander scale.

“By recycling you are rescuing a coat from landfill.”

Gemma would like to thank local businesses for their generosity and Knutsford Fire Station for their continued support.

Anyone wishing to donate a winter coat can drop it off until November 10 at Knutsford Methodist Church or Knutsford Town Council offices.