As Christmas approaches, the Rotary Santa Sleigh is looking for local businesses to help bring a bit of festive cheer by sponsoring one of Santa’s 25 house-to-house routes around Dacorum. For donations from £50 to £100, sponsors will be promoted on Santa’s calendar and route map shared online and through social media and get ‘I’m Supporting Santa’ posters to display, along with announcements on the weekly Radio Dacorum broadcast and Santa alerts on the day of his visit.
‘This time last year, Santa and his Sleigh were facing a COVID crisis, which restricted our routes and house-to-house collections,’ said Tony Burford from Rotary. ‘But thanks to the great support for our appeal from businesses, children and adults, we still managed to raise £13,000, which went to provide urgent help to local charities. So, after another challenging year, we want to do even better to provide much needed funds.’
The Rotary Santa Sleigh has become a much-loved, morale-boosting feature of Christmas in Dacorum, with the enthusiastic support of local charities, who deliver leaflets along the 25 routes and accompany the sleigh. ‘Santa brings joy to both adults and children and brightens up the streets at Christmas,’ says Tony. ‘We look forward to talking to local businesses who want to do their bit to help and all monies raised are donated back into the local community.’
Any individual or business who would like to donate to this year’s Santa Sleigh and support their local community can make contact at firstname.lastname@example.org