Santa’s sleigh tour “one of best yet”

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Clare Damodaran

Santa’s tour of the streets of Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray in his sleigh raised nearly £2000 for the Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray Il­lu­mi­na­tions Com­mit­tee this year.

De­spite hav­ing to hastily re­ar­range some of his tour due to icy weather and treach­er­ous ground con­di­tions, Santa and his band of merry helpers still man­aged to visit many streets in Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray.

And or­gan­is­ers were de­lighted to have raised £1929 which will go to­wards the town’s fes­tive lights dis­plays.

Keith Reid, chair of the com­mit­tee, said:“This is an amaz­ing amount of money to have raised and we are ex­tremely grate­ful to the res­i­dents of Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray for their gen­eros­ity.

“On be­half of the com­mit­tee I would like to thank ev­ery­one for join­ing in with the spirit of Christ­mas – the vol­un­teers, ev­ery­one who do­nated, and of course Santa him­self.

“Ev­ery­one played a part and the money that has been raised will go to­wards mak­ing Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray shine even brighter next year.

“There were many spe­cial mo­ments on Santa’s tour, in­clud­ing one where a driver who was work­ing hard de­liv­er­ing parcels stopped to Skype his two-year-old son who was dressed as an elf so he could see Santa.

“Santa had a chat with the wee chap and made his fa­ther’s day.

“I think this year’s sleigh tour was cer­tainly one of the best yet.”

De­lighted Santa and Keith Reid

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