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Santa is coming to Westhoughton - 2019 Visits

December is upon us, and as is tradition, Santa has been 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 began on Monday 9th December when during the evenings he visits local estates, and continued until the 22nd when he was on Market Street. Then heading to Lapland to sort out all those presents for the good little girls and boys. Did you hear the clanging bells and festive songs?

Santa visiting Westhoughton

"Queues of excited children and parents start to form as people realise that the Rotary Sleigh is on their street…"

"… we just have to see all their smiles and excitement to know that once again we are part of the magic of Christmas"

"Many thanks to local people whose generous donations make our community work and help support our local groups."

"Rotary financial help played a part in the success of one of our projects."

"Rotary Cheque will assist with vital training for our volunteers."

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, 9th December
    Lee Bank, Forest Drive. Over Hulton - Newlands Drive area, Crescent Avenue, Reynolds Drive, Firs Road and surrounding roads.
  • Tuesday, 10th December
    Broadwalk, Southfield Drive, Townsfield Road, Green Meadows and roads off, The Fairways and roads off.
  • Thursday, 12th 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, 13th 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, 16th December
    Daisy Hill - Eatock Way, Shearwater Drive and roads off, The Pungle, Dunham Close, Drake Hall.
  • Tuesday, 17th December
    Cherwell Road, Whitsundale, Greensbridge Gardens, Wharfedale, Chelmer Close, Broomway, Wayfaring and roads off.
  • Wednesday, 18th December
    Daisy Hill - The Hoskers, Sandalwood, Alderton Drive, The Pewfist, Rayden Crescent, St. George's Avenue.
  • Thursday, 19th December
    Daisy Hill - Hydrangea Close, Hartford Road, Marsham Road, Marlbrook Drive, Old Vicarage.
  • Friday, 20th 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, 14th December - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton.
  • Sunday, 15th December - Sainsbury's, Westhoughton.
  • Saturday, 21st 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.

Update 22/12/19: The total collected this year is £6,253 with all but four nights exceeding previous bests. The Rotary Club of Westhoughton is very grateful to the wonderful people of Westhoughton for their generosity. The hard-pressed elves couldn't have achieved this without solid support from our Inner Wheel ladies and also an extended team of willing volunteers - their support is as ever greatly appreciated.

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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