Santa’s sleigh fund-raiser by Rotary Club of Northampton Becket raises £7,877

Northampton Becket Rotary Club Santa Collection

Northampton Becket Rotary Club Santa Collection

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Nearly £8,000 was raised by the Rotary Club of Northampton Becket’s annual collection with Santa and his sleigh over the Christmas period.

The fund-raising brought in a total of £7,877.13 in the run-up to Christmas and will be donated to Rotary good causes.

The sleigh visited Roade (£464.59), East Hunsbury Butts Road Area (£321.05), Billing Rd East Area (£306.26), Wootton (£492.89), Moulton Leys (£359.82), East Hunsbury Perivale Road Area (£429.91), Swan Valley (£453.69), Barry Road/King Edward Road Area (£343.91), Wootton Fields (£475.24) and Grange Park (£320.79) together with pub collections in Wootton and Hardingstone (£174.55).

In addition donations totalling £3,605.53 were received by Santa’s helpers at Tesco Clannell Road and Rothersthorpe Services.

President of the Rotary Club of Northampton Becket, Mike Kitchen, said: “A big thank you goes to all those who were involved in bringing Santa to the boys and girls and at the same time raising much needed funds to support the people of Northamptonshire.”

For details on how the money is to be used, visit www.rotarybecket.org.uk