Santa Claus is coming to town on charity sleigh

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Father Christmas toured Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth in a brand new sleigh this year

SANTA Claus will be coming to town as the Lyme Regis charity sleigh heads out for its 20th anniversary year.

Father Christmas will be making his rounds in Lyme Regis and Uplyme on December 12 and 13 and Charmouth on December 14.

This will be the twentieth year that Uplyme residents Neville and Sarah Causley and their family have run the sleigh, which brings joy to both children and adults alike, as well as raising thousands for local and national charities each year.

This year’s chosen charity is The Woodroffe School Welfare Project, which has been set up to give extra help with the mental health and general wellbeing of students.

Neville said: “There are several charities who support  the students, in various aspects of wellbeing, and we thought that during this last 18 months mental health has been very much in the news, and there is a need for this service locally.”

Father Christmas will be heading out at about 4pm each day and following the routes below:

Sunday, December 12 – Woodroffe Meadow, Pound Street, Westhill Road, hill Rose Road, Clappentail Lane, Portland Court, Clappentail park, Somers Road, Somers Field, Sidmouth Road, View Road, Woodmead Road (end of Avenue Road), Springhill Gardens, Haye Lane, Haye Close, St George’s Hill, Uplyme Road.

Monday, December 13 – Talbot Arms car park, Lyme Close, Garmans Field, Dragons Hill, Overton Close, Pine Ridge, Woodbury Down Way, Fairfield Park, Charmouth Close, Charmouth Road, Anning Road, King’s Way, bottom of Summerhill Road, Henry’s Way, Appleby Way, end of Elizabeth Close, Queen’s Walk, end of Queen’s Court, South Avenue, Colway Lane, Talbot Road, North Avenue, Manor Avenue, Bay View Road, Broad Street, Silver Street, Cobb Road.

Tuesday, December 14 (Charmouth) – Axminster Road, Bymead House, Bymead, The Street, Bridge Road (Seadown), Wesley Close, St Andrew’s Drive, Lower Sea Lane, Hammonds Mead, Double Common, Higher Sea Lane. It is not possible to give exact times when Father Christmas will be at specific locations but you can call Neville on 01297 642011 to give you updates.

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