emsworth2012bWhat a success!

Our Christmas collections with our fabulous sleigh raised over £11,870! This year we went hi-tech and provided Santa with a tracker, so his progress could be monitored as the Sleigh toured 12 routes in Havant, Bedhampton, Emsworth, Leigh Park and Hayling Island. We also collected at Tesco Extra in Havant, Wyvale Garden Centre, B & Q and Havant Town Centre.

We set up a Facebook Group which rapidly built up to over 500 users in the 3 weeks before Christmas and spread our message far and wide. We published the routes and maps in advance on several pages so people knew when and where they would be able to see Santa, and some of the many appreciative comments we got back were truly heart-warming. More than 50 Rotarians and Inner Wheel members were involved in the operation right up until Christmas Eve.