The Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Sleigh and Santa are on schedule to start our drive through the streets from 2nd December in Oswestry, St Martins, Gobowen, West Felton, Whittington and Park Hall for the children to see Santa and get a wave…….

But it will be far from what we have managed in the past due to the pandemic and the need to protect Santa, our members and the public. All will depend on the prevailing restrictions at end of November and December.

This year Santa and the Sleigh will not be stopping in the evenings when we tour the streets because it would be irresponsible of us to risk attracting crowds of adults and children on street corners like we have done before so there will not be any opportunities to take photos in the evenings. Our routes are available on our “Oswestry Santa Sleigh” Face book page and each night we are out we show our tracker details so people can see where we are. We will have our music playing so hopefully you will hear the sleigh in your area. Please remember the tracker is reliant upon a mobile phone signal that can be difficult in some areas.

This year we will we be knocking on doors to collect money either. Instead, we are asking for parents and children to meet a “socially distanced” Santa in the Sleigh at our static sites to take their photos where donation buckets will be available.

Sadly, we are accepting that money collected this year will be far far less than collected in the past so we will not be able to support the groups and organisations in the town as we have done in the past. However, this year we will have a “Just Giving page” available from our clubs web site and we have a text number for people to be able to donate to the Santa collection. Please see the details on the picture.

Lets hope the weather is kind to Santa …..

Cambrian Rotary would normally meet informally at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry on Thursday evenings and will be again when regulations and guidelines allow. If you want to know more about Cambrian Rotary, projects they are working on or indeed to find out how to join then please contact Mike Lade on 01691 570917