Floats help to bring fes­tive joy

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Rotary Corner -

In the weeks lead­ing up to Christ­mas many Ro­tary Clubs brought Santa, re­splen­dent on his dec­o­rated carol float, through the streets of lo­cal towns and vil­lages.

One such was Deep­ings Ro­tary Club who were out in force as­sist­ing the Deep­ings Lions with Santa`s Sleigh.

“It is an ex­cit­ing time for the chil­dren” said Ro­tary Pres­i­dent Joe Piercy. “It is a joy to see the young­sters with happy faces, all ea­ger to see Santa and wave to him in his sleigh”.

Ram­sey Ro­tary Club took their sleigh round Ram­sey and the sur­round­ing vil­lages. Their brightly lit float and joy­ous peals of Christ­mas mu­sic, al­ways a wel­come sight, is ap­pre­ci­ated by child and adults alike. Once again their float even made a trip across the fens to al­low Santa to visit to visit Holme and Con­ing­ton. De­spite dif­fi­cult eco­nomic times Ram­sey Club raised £5758 in do­na­tions which can be used to help sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties and good causes.

Both clubs are most ap­pre­cia­tive of the gen­eros­ity and hos­pi­tal­ity shown by ev­ery­one they met on their trav­els.

Mem­bers of the HAT Club (Holme Af­ter­noon Tea) en­joyed a visit to Aladdin at the Key The­atre in the week be­fore Christ­mas. Older res­i­dents of Holme and Con­ing­ton (vil­lages with vir­tu­ally no pub­lic trans­port) look for­ward to their out­ing to the pan­tomime, sup­ported once again by Ram­sey Ro­tary Club – just one of the many lo­cal groups to ben­e­fit from the weeks of plan­ning and hard work or­gan­is­ing carol floats.

Lo­cal Ro­tar­i­ans thank ev­ery­one who at­tended events and/or sup­ported our fund rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year – we hope we can rely on your con­tin­ued sup­port.

We take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all read­ers of Ro­tary Cor­ner a Very Happy New Year.

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