Santa sleigh raises £747 for charity

Santa and his helpers on tour in Lyme Regis

FATHER Christmas helped to raise £747 for local good causes when he toured the streets of Lyme Regis last week.

Children delighted as they saw Santa and his helpers, including some special guests from hit film ‘Frozen’, make their way around the town on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The annual Charity Santa Sleigh, organised by Neville Causley and his family, has now been running for 17 years, raising funds for local and national organisations.

This year’s funds will be split between several baby and toddler groups, including at Lyme Regis Baptist Church, The Hub, Little Rascals, Uplyme Shining Stars and Uplyme Toddler Group.

Mr Causley commented: “Our sleigh has once again brought a smile to faces young and old, and raised a great sum of money for some local baby and toddler groups. Spirits were high and people were dancing in the street, having a great time.

“I am very grateful to Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Committee for their continued support of the sleigh, who once again have kindly covered the cost of the insurance.

“I would also like to personally thank the following people for their help and support, as without these generous people, we would not be able to take the sleigh out: Dave Ostler for the use of the towing vehicle, Shane Curral for the use of the trailer, Sparkbrights for the loan of the music system and extra lighting, Fowler Plant Hire for the loan of the generator, the Leeming family for storage of the sleigh, and John and Sylvia Rickard for allowing us to take over their driveway for the past week, and finally of course to my family and Santa’s little helpers.

“The sleigh is now in its Seventeenth year and it is a wonderful thing to be able to do. Thank you all for your continued support of our sleigh, and on behalf of all of the Causley family, we would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.”

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