Businesses in Gravesend selling Benny the Beluga whale Christmas-themed gifts
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Businesses in Gravesend selling Benny the Beluga whale Christmas-themed gifts

Benny the Beluga has been spotted in the Thames for the past two months and now people are creating Christmas gifts to mark his friendly visit. Businesses across Gravesend have been coming up with different present ideas for Benny fans this festive season. Marie’s Tea Room, in the High Street, has been selling Christmas cards and fridge magnets featuring the famous whale. A Christmas card created by artist Steven Butcher Shop owner Graham Broadbent, 31, said: “I didn’t think that this was something I would be selling, but they have been a hit and now we have placed an order for mugs as well. “We have been selling out and we even had a waiting list for the cards. “We have just ordered 200 more, which is a huge order for us. We have never had something like this before. “There has been a boost of people from outside of Gravesend coming to visit us just to try and spot Benny. “I even had a family from Canada come in and the first thing on their itinerary was to spot him. “It has been absolutely fantastic. People were moaning about the fireworks being cancelled, but Benny is really helping […]

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