Floats help to bring festive joy
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.