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All about our Santa collections 2022

Local support for Santa raises £3000

Thanks to the amazing generosity of local people, and help from volunteers, Coalville Belvoir Rotary Club's Santa collections in 2022 raised £1000 each for three local charities, Feed the Need Coalville, Canine Partners and Wishes4Kids.

Sarah from Feed the Need Coalville accepting a cheque for £1000 from our Treasurer, Simon
Sarah from Feed the Need Coalville accepting a cheque for £1000 from our Treasurer, Simon
Gary from Wishes4Kids accepting a cheque for £1000 from one of our club members, Sarah
Gary from Wishes4Kids accepting a cheque for £1000 from one of our club members, Sarah

Keep reading for all the details and pictures


Santa's Sleigh needed a spruce up

With Santa up at The North Pole getting ready for Christmas, members of Coalville Belvoir Rotary club, with much help from friends and volunteers, were busy getting Santa's sleigh in good condition.

Our thanks go to Coalville Decorator Centre, Motors Coalville, Dobbies Garden Centre Stapleton, Ian Leake and Wrights of Twycross, who supplied materials and equipment. This allowed us to carry out some essential repairs, repaint, and add new lights to the sleigh.


Santa's Busy Schedule

With the support of Coalville Belvoir Rotary Club members, friends and volunteers, Santa then began a busy few weeks in and around the local area.


Christmas in Coalville

We kicked off in November at the Christmas in Coalville event.


Parked Up

Throughout December we helped Santa park up his sleigh at The Belvoir Shopping Centre, Morrisons and the Spar in Coalville, the Co-Op in Ibstock, the Co-Op in Whitwick and in Newton Burgoland.

It's always great to see the look of excitement when the children (and adults) see Santa.



In the Grotto

Santa went along to the Grotto at Newmarket Coalville where children came to say hello while visiting the stalls. And when Santa was having a much needed rest, Mrs Claus was on hand to greet the children instead.




On The Road

This year we managed to take the sleigh on the road, visiting parts of Coalville, Hugglescote and Ibstock. We're especially grateful to our team of volunteers who supported these collections on some very cold December evenings.



Keeping up a 40 year tradition

We made a very special visit during our tour of the Cropston Drive area of Coalville. A special thank you to Jean, her son Alan, and all their family who kindly provided sherry and mince pies at the end of our route. This is a tradition they have continued for 40 years - and we look forward to doing it again next year.



And Relax.....

After all the hard work we asked our volunteers to join us for a drink (or two) and a get together at the Donington Arms, where we had an enjoyable and relaxing evening.



Thank you all

And finally, once again a massive thank you to everybody who came to say hello and to those who made a kind donation.

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