Projects/ Santa Sleigh Report 2016

RCSQ report on Santa Sleigh activities

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Santa was out and about with his sleigh in Queensferry this Christmas and, as always, the donations received were a testament to the kindness and public spirit of locals and visitors alike. Santa's last tour of the year took place on Monday evening. We'll be able to announce the total raised in the next Journal & Gazette. President Graham Leith of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry said: 'Santa and his sleigh is a firm favourite in the Queensferry calendar. It never fails to bring home the generosity of Queensferry people. All funds raised will go to local causes. On behalf of the club, I thank everyone who contributed. I must also thank the managements of Craigie's Farm Shop and Deli, New Hopetoun Garden Centre, the local Tesco supermarket and Scotmid in South Queensferry for allowing Santa and his helpers to collect on their premises. Thanks are also due to all the Rotarians who helped; particularly Grainger Falconer, Richard Brown and Allan Smith.

Funds from Santa's Sleigh support the annual Senior Citizens' Concert and other Rotary projects throughout the year such as Rotary Youth Service. From quizzes in local primary schools to facilitating international exchanges of university graduates, Rotary offers local young people a range of opportunities for learning and personal development. Some of the many organisations which have also been supported include Queensferry Churches Care in the Community, Scouts in Queensferry and Kirkliston, the Sea Cadets, Craigie's Educational Trust, primary schools in Queensferry and Kirkliston and Queensferry Brass Band. Several payments are also made to assist individuals with particular needs whose circumstances are brought to the attention of the club. 


A selection showing Santa out and about with his sleigh hearing what young and not-so-young people hope for at Christmas.  

Sleigh  Collection Total

South Queensferry Rotary Club President Graham Leith is delighted to announce that this year's collection with Santa and his Sleigh raised a total of