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Look out children, Santa’s magic is on its way again.

Plans are now well advanced for The Chippenham Lions Christmas fund raising activities - the centrepiece of which is the 2018 Grand Tour of Chippenham and Corsham with Santa aboard our Carol Float.

Santa’s float generally gets underway just after 6pm each evening (but see below), and continues its tour to about 9pm. This year the tour starts on Monday 3rd December in Corsham and reaches Chippenham from Friday 7th where Santa visits a significant proportion of the residents.

As well as that, we will also be delivering Christmas dinners to those alone on the 25th - especially the elderly - and we will make sure that we have time for a chat and to reminisce with them; especially with those who would otherwise not see anybody else on the big day.

You may also meet us at the Christmas Light switch-on for both Chippenham and Corsham on the 24th November and the 7th December respectively where we will be selling mulled wine.

We really hope to ‘Bring glad tidings of goodwill and good cheer’ to the neighbourhoods we visit and that you will give generously to collectors to help us to help those in need in our community and in the wider world. In particular, we know just how much people look forward to the carol float visits.  So, mums, dads and little ones, you can expect Santa to follow the schedule below so look out for him on these evenings in December.

We will endeavour to reach the many scheduled places as we can, but, please note, we will have to respond to any adverse weather, access or turning problems.

All of the money raised will be going to a number of charities; local, national and international and, last year, all the Christmas activities raised a total of over £15,000 and we hope to do as well again this year.  As in previous years, we are very grateful to the principal and students of Lackham College for the loan of the tractor and trailer.

 

Corsham

Start Times

Routes

Mon, 3rd

Rudloe

6 pm

Here

Tue, 4th

Katherine Park

6 pm

Here

Wed, 5th

Pickwick

6 pm

Here

Thur 6th

Prospect

6 pm

Here

Chippenham

 

 

Frid 7th

London Road & Wood Lane

6 pm

Here

Sat, 8th

Lowden & Rowden

5 pm

Here

Mon, 10th

Monkton Park

5:30 pm

Here

Tues, 11th

Pewsham 1

5:30 pm

Here

Wed, 12th

Derriads & Frogwell

6 pm

Here

Thur, 13th

Audley & Sheldon

6 pm

Here

Frid, 14th

Pewsham 2

5:30 pm

Here

Sat, 15th

Cepen Park, South

5 pm

Here

Mon, 17th

Lords Mead & Redland

6 pm

Here

Tues, 18th

Park Lane & Yewstock

6 pm

Here

Wed, 19th

Queens Crecent

6 pm

Here

Thur, 20th

Cepen Park North

6 pm

Here

Frid, 21st

Greenway & Hill Rise

6 pm

Here

 

 

 

Last Year’s Teams of Helpers Braved all Weathers to Collect for Many Lions Causes

 

Santa was Warmly Greeted on His Tour Last Year

 

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2,423@26Nov14     3,823@22 Dec14 (1,400)

4,088@21Nov15     7,724@8Jan 16 (3,600)

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