Santa will visit Gloucester this Christmas

Sadly Santa can’t see you before Christmas at Sainsbury’s or Tesco this year as he's in lockdown in Lapland. However don't worry as he’ll see you all on the night. At the moment the elves from Rotary@Kingsholm are busy helping him. Happy Christmas


Hi all Santa will be visiting Gloucester this Christmas and greatly assisted by his elves from Rotary@Kingsholm this year. He normally sees you at Sainsbury's and Tesco's supermarkets before Christmas Eve to give out sweets and wish you all a merry time. He can't do that this year as he's in lockdown in Lapland to keep you safe from the virus. But don't worry he'll be there on the night for you all. The elves from Rotary@Kingsholm will be very busy supporting him and the Chief elf John will invite your parents to donate to our local charities, this year. 

To see messages from elf Liz, Santa and chief elf John, please click on the following links:

for facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rotaryatkingsholm

for youtube: https://youtu.be/mQalIR0HY8Q

Normally we raise most of the money we distribute in support local and national charities through collecting at supermarkets in Gloucester during the run up to Christmas. This year due to COVID restrictions we are putting Santa on-line on our Facebook page. Please give generously as more than ever, this year, the charities we support are in desperate need of funds. Locally we support the James Hopkins Trust, LongField Hospice, Footsteps Counselling and Care, Gloucester Rotary Community Awards, Gloucester Food Bank among others. Nationally we support End Polio Now, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Alzheimer's Research, Shelter Box and more.

To donate, please use the following link to Virgin Money Giving, thanks

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=15523

Merry Christmas to all readers and watchers

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Donation to Saint Oswald’s Church which is working working with Coney Hill Junior School to provide food meal boxes to vulnerable families in Coney Hill

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Rotary National Youth Competitions provide young people with the opportunity to develop their skills, the platform to showcase their exceptional talents and the chance to win some amazing prizes.

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Each year nurses from overseas come to work in Gloucester. Rotary@Kingsholm has organised a series of events to welcome them to our county. Click on details to read more and see what we have organised.

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Longfield Hospice provides end of life support at home to reduce the demand on NHS beds. Recognising how It is vital that the hospice continues its work to help vulnerable people in need, we were happy to make a donation to their funds.

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Walk all 102 miles of the beautiful Cotswold Way National Trail in one day? Yes you can! See how you can take part in Rotary@Kingsholm’s annual challenge, enjoy a great day out and raise valuable funds for the charity of your choice.

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We have collected bottle tops for LINC. Once collected and amassed locally are then taken in bulk to Portsmouth and recycled into playground items/materials. The money paid for the tops by the recycler/manufacturer helps fund LINC

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The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which ‘will make a real difference’. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500.

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Donation to Gloucester Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) for additional support required due to pressures of the coronavirus lockdown. GDASS’s aim is to reduce level of domestic abuse and improve safety of victims and their families.

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Since formation, the club, formerly known as Gloucester North, has gone from strength to strength. We hope to celebrate with a formal dinner, and will use the year to raise our profile in a variety of imaginative ways. Watch this space for more details.

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Roots Community Café working with Kingsholm School to provide free meals to vulnerable families in the immediate Kingsholm area.

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Sadly Santa can’t see you before Christmas at Sainsbury’s or Tesco this year as he's in lockdown in Lapland. However don't worry as he’ll see you all on the night. At the moment the elves from Rotary@Kingsholm are busy helping him. Happy Christmas

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