Danetre Daventry Rotary Club organises and runs the annual Santa Christmas collection in the Daventry district. This much-loved tradition has been running for 56 years and is very much part of Christmas in the district for many people.
Using two sleighs on trailers we collect every night, except Sundays, for the 3 weeks before Christmas with the help of local charity volunteers. This represents in excess of 500 collecting hours. All funds raised, nett of costs, are kept and distributed exclusively to local charities, youth and senior organisations in the Daventry area.
|A Sleigh on the 60 year old Trailer|
And the solution involves Cummins.
| Daventry, as we all know, is a small town and as if by magic Cummins got to hear of our project and decided they could do something about it.
So the project got off the ground on Sunday 16th May, with 219 days to go until Christmas, the Sleighs were delivered to Cummins car park and the Project is under the control of Rory Jordon of Cummins.
more The Falconers Hill PTA came out and helped Santa get round the Highways and Byways of Daventry. See this page to see what some of the school children thought about this.
more Photographs on this page are from the Presentation Evening held at the Mercure Hotelheld on Monday 10th January
more Father Christmas and his helpers during the 3 weeks before Christmas 2021
back 2021was the 57th year Santa has visited Daventry & District. You can look to the right to see some of images taken.