Weʼve raised £1,215 to provide much-needed funds to support our local Scout and Guide groups together with Dane Sound Radio and Bridge the Gap
- Holmes Chapel. CW4 7AS
- Funded on Sunday, 31st January 2021
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Holmes Chapel Partnership
This is the third year that the Holmes Chapel Partnership (HCP) has managed the Santa's Sleigh runs around the village. Originally the Sleigh was run by Holmes Chapel Round Table, and then 41 Club and more recently the Holmes Chapel Rotary Club (sadly Round Table and Rotary are now closed). HCP manage the safe operation (Elf and safety) of the sleigh, and the distribution of funds collected, but each night we have different local groups that bring Santa to your estate.
Our planning for the 2020 Santa Sleigh Run is now in place, but as you might expect, things will be a little different this year. Those of you who have lived in the village a few years will know that Holmes Chapel has a tradition of Santa’s Sleigh coming around the estates in the evenings during December. All profits made (money collected minus the maintenance cost of the sleigh) are distributed to the groups who help with the sleigh. Normally, the sleigh will stop for children to come out and allow them to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas.
This year because of the Covid 19 restrictions, we have decided not to make collections on the sleigh as we normally do. But we did not want to cancel Christmas. So, all the usual groups who support us have agreed to brave the elements and still bring Santa on his Sleigh to see you all. This year, due to Covid restrictions we are currently planning to do the following.
2020 Sleigh Run
Santa will come around the estates on his sleigh and you are invited to cheer and clap, a bit like the Thursday night clap for the NHS.
You are asked not to come too close to the sleigh and maintain your social distance between your family group and others.
We will use the Sleigh tracker so you will be able to see where Santa is on any night.
The sleigh will travel slowly and stop at specified locations.
The sleigh will not be able to accept money from the public, but you will be encouraged to donate through our JustGiving. The profits made will be distributed to the following groups; Holmes Chapel Scouts, Holmes Chapel Guides, Goostrey Scouts, Brereton Scouts, Holmes Chapel Pre-School, Holmes Chapel Viking Explorer Scouts & Dane Sound Radio.
This year the Scouts and Guides have not been able to undertake many of their normal fundraising activities that they rely on, yet have still had many of their costs.
Throughout this difficult year, Dane Sound Radio have continued to support our local community, all working on an entirely voluntary basis, yet they too have ongoing costs.
Bridge the Gap has been forging more links between the young and old this year, by working with our local primary schools to introduce regular letters from our primary school children to people in our local residential homes.
Holmes Chapel 41 Club and Holmes Chapel Tangent will donate their share of profits collected to a local cause or charity which will be announced in the New Year.
- 4 months ago
Peter Whiers , Project Officer, Holmes Chapel Partnership4 months ago
Thank you so much to all those that have taken the time to make a donation. All the groups that are helping with the sleigh this year agreed to do the runs without a collection of monies by the sleigh teams. The looks on peoples faces of both young and old have made it all worthwhile. Today the sleigh visited Brereton Primary School where all the children received a present from Santa. There is still time to make a donation and let's see if we can reach £1000.
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Jan 30, 2021
Thank you for what you do. I saw the sleigh and as I could not give cash was given a card. Blessings.
Jan 8, 2021
Great effort for a great cause. The sleigh run is a great Holmes Chapel tradition!
Jan 3, 2021
Jan 3, 2021
Very well done to everyone concerned
Jan 2, 2021
Jan 2, 2021
Santa & his sleigh were brilliant! Thank you!
Jan 2, 2021
Well done to all in a difficult year
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