Santa is coming to town as Lions take sleigh out on fundraising tour

Published on: 05 Dec 2015

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December 2015

Father Christmas will be jumping into his sleigh to help the Keynsham Lions Club raise funds for a range of good causes and community projects once again this year.

The sleigh will be at various locations across the town and in Saltford as members of the club sing carols and collect donations.

Last year’s visit from Santa helped the club raise more than £2,300.

Residents can catch the sleigh tour at several locations on the following dates in December, starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 8pm each evening:

  • Monday, December 10 – the sleigh will visit the northern side of Keynsham at the Chandos Road and Somerdale estate area
  • Tuesday, December 15 – the sleigh will be in Saltford in the Montague Road, Manor Road, Norman Road and Stratton Road area
  • Wednesday, December 16 – it will tour the Chandag Road and Lytes Cary Road area 
  • Thursday, December 17 – it will visit the Lays Drive, Coronation Avenue, Park Road and The Meadows area 
  • Friday, December 18 – the sleigh will be in the Lockingwell Road, St Georges Road, West View Road and Queens Road area. 

Father Christmas and his Lions Club helpers will also be parking up, meeting shoppers and collecting donations at the following locations: 

  • Tesco Keynsham on December 10 and 11 from 10am-6pm and December 12 from 2-6pm 
  • Keynsham Farmers’ Market on December 12 from 9am-1pm
  • Waitrose on December 19 between 10am and 4pm 
  • Morrisons in Fishponds on December 21, 22 and 23 between 10am and 4pm 

In 2015, causes and projects supported by Keynsham Lions have included a donation to autism group Butterflies-Haven, international aid efforts in Vanuatu following a devastating cyclone and in Nepal following the earthquake in April, buying shoes for 16 children affected by the Chernobyl disaster during their visit to the area and grants to two young people travelling to France as part of Keynsham’s twinning link as well as another to enable a young carer to attend an Arts Award project.

Find out more about Keynsham Lions Club at www.keynshamlions.org.uk.

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