Thank you to everyone that donated to this year’s Christmas charity collection. Your donation will go towards helping local worthwhile causes, which will be distributed throughout the year.
We know it’s still September, but we’re starting to think about our preparations for our charity Christmas sleigh this year. We have already decided that to ensure we conform to the Government COVID-Secure guidelines we’re highly unlikely to be able to knock door to door and collect coins as we usually do. This decision will undoubtedly have a severe impact on our fundraising this year. Nationally, Round Table raises about £4 million a year, and we have raised over £7,000 in previous years, which all goes to support local causes. We are considering an online donation method, via Paypal or a similar platform, but we’re not sure whether people would be open to contributing that way?
Even if it costs us money, we’re determined to still take Santa out for the kids this year if government guidelines allow. Without the need for collectors, we can socially distance and keep our volunteers safe and under the current rule of six. We also have to consider that we have a duty of care to the community, and we have to be careful that we don’t encourage crowding in the areas we visit.
We wanted to engage with the community now to find out how you would like the charity Christmas sleigh delivered this year and to see if you have any good ideas that we could discuss further as we plan for what will no doubt be, a very different Christmas for us all. Let us know what you think and get in touch via our Facebook page.
Keep yourselves safe and look after each other!
From Huntingdon Santa and the volunteers at
Huntingdon and District Round Table
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