Ro­tary’s Santa and sleigh raises £6k for good causes

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A RO­TARY club raised more than £6,000 for good causes in Mid­dle­ton by tour­ing with Santa and his sleigh. Each year mem­bers of the Ro­tary Club of Mid­dle­ton es­cort Santa around the streets of the town, play­ing mu­sic and spread­ing fes­tive cheer.

This year the sleigh be­gan its rounds on Monday, De­cem­ber 3, and it con­tin­ued to tour the town for 12 week­day evenings un­til Wednesday, De­cem­ber 19, de­light­ing children and par­ents alike. An ex­tra evening was added to the route this year, as the sleigh was taken around the Rhodes area, af­ter fre­quent re­quests from mem­bers of the pub­lic over the past few years.

The jour­ney made by Santa and his sleigh through Mid­dle­ton marks the start of the fes­tive pe­riod and the run up to Christ­mas for many peo­ple of all ages. How­ever it also serves a use­ful pur­pose – rais­ing funds for good and char­i­ta­ble causes in the town.

Through col­lec­tions this De­cem­ber, Santa and the Ro­tar­i­ans raised a to­tal of £6,078 for lo­cal causes.

Keith Trin­na­man, who co-or­di­nated the 2018 project, said: “We have had yet an­other bril­liant Christ­mas pe­riod, even sur­pass­ing that of last year.”

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