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Santa is coming to Westhoughton - 2018 Visits

December is upon us, and as is tradition, Santa is out and about in Westhoughton travelling around on his sleigh, assisted by the Elves of the Rotary Club of Westhoughton, enchanting children at this special time as Father Christmas makes his list and prepares for his busiest of days on the 25th.

His work in Westhoughton starts on Saturday 8th December (outside Sainsbury's), during the evenings he visits local estates, continuing until the 22nd (Market Street), when he heads to Lapland to sort out all those presents for the good girls and boys. Listen out for clanging bells and festive songs.

Santa visiting Westhoughton

No matter the weather, on the following evenings in December, starting his tour at 6:30pm and finishing around 9:00pm, Santa will be visiting these areas:

  • Monday, 10th December
    Lee Bank, Forest Drive. Over Hulton – Newlands Drive area, Crescent Avenue, Reynolds Drive, Firs Road and surrounding roads.
  • Tuesday, 11th December
    Broad Walk, Southfield Drive, Townsfield Road, Green Meadows and roads off, The Fairways and roads off.
  • Thursday, 13th December
    Molyneux Road, Manley Crescent, Beehive Green, Yellow Lodge Drive, Hall Lee, Upper Lees Drive, Selbourne Close, Fellbridge Close, Barnfield Drive, Captain Lees Road, Dale Lee.
  • Friday, 14th December
    Chew Moor – Bolton Road, Abbeylea Drive, Netherwood Way and roads off, Coppice Close, Corner Brook, Tempest Road, Copperfields, Havisham Road.
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  • Monday, 17th December
    Daisy Hill - Eatock Way, Shearwater Drive and roads off, The Pungle, Dunham Close, Drake Hall.
  • Tuesday, 18th December
    Cherwell Road, Whitsundale, Greensbridge Gardens, Wharfedale, Chelmer Close, Broomway, Wayfaring and roads off.
  • Wednesday, 19th December
    Daisy Hill - The Hoskers, Sandalwood, Alderton Drive, The Pewfist, Rayden Crescent, St. George’s Avenue.
  • Thursday, 20th December
    Daisy Hill – Hydrangea Close, Hartford Road, Marsham Road, Marlbrook Drive, Old Vicarage.
  • Friday, 21st December
    Hunger Hill - Madison Park estate; Wingates – Barnaby’s Road, Church Street.

In addition, Santa, assisted by his trusty elves, will be at the following places during the day:

    Santa helped by Mrs. Clause and Inner Wheel Elve at Sainsbury's Westhoughton
  • Saturday, 8th December - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton.
  • Sunday, 9th December - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton.
  • Saturday, 22nd December - Market Street, Westhoughton.

As well as giving children a chance to see and meet Santa as his float travels around Westhoughton, this is a key fundraising activity for the Rotary Club of Westhoughton which uses the gratefully received donations to support local community groups and charities, handing out grants to 25-30 deserving groups doing good work at the Annual Presentation Evening in the Spring.

Last year people generously donated £7,431, with a local businessman boosting the fund donating a further £5,000.

Santa visiting WesthoughtonThe Rotary Club of Westhoughton is grateful to Bolton Kia for once again loaning a tow-car for Santa's sleigh. And of course, for local people's support and generosity during their collections.

 

Have a lovely Christmas!

 

 

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