Our Christmas Sleigh 2023 Collection for local charities

Sun, Dec 24th 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Swindon shoppers, our collections with gift aid added amounted to a fantastic £5.540

A Grand Collection!  Five and a Half Grand in fact. 

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Swindon shoppers, after adding gift aid, our collections amounted to the huge sum of £5.540.   It will be distributed to 11 charities - £500 each soon.  Watch this space.

Where our Santa Sleigh collections were -

Saturday 9th December: Morrisons Haydon Wick, 9am to 5pm

Friday 15th December: Asda West Swindon shopping centre, 9am to 5pm

Saturday 16th December: Asda West Swindon shopping centre, 9am to 7pm

Sunday 17th December: Asda West Swindon shopping centre, 10am to 4pm

Friday 22nd December: Sainsburys, Stratton, 9am to 7pm

Saturday 23rd December: Asda West Swindon shopping centre, 9am to 5pm

Christmas Eve 24th December: Asda West Swindon shopping centre, 10am to 4pm

We are collecting for local charities and 100% of the money we collect will go to charity

Ways to donate:-

  • Visit our sleigh and drop cash into our collection buckets, or use your card
  • Scan the QR code below (it will also be displayed on the Sleigh) and use your smartphone
  • Donate online (click on the Good Hub button below)
  • If you are eligible please boost your donation by ticking "add Gift Aid"

Last year our Santa Sleigh Collection raised almost £6,000 which was distributed to these charities:

  • Crohn’s & Colitis UK
  • End Polio Now
  • Friends of Gloucester House, Highworth
  • NSPCC (Swindon Branch)
  • Operation Smile   
  • Parkinson's Disease Swindon Singers (Parky's Singers)
  • Recycles
  • ShelterBox
  • Swindon 105FM Community Radio
  • Swindon Carers
  • Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service
  • Wiltshire Treehouse
  • Youth Adventure Trust

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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A brief summary of our Rotary year ending 30/06/2023


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Rotarian Terry Williams' remarkable and unique fund raising effort, living in a ShelterBox emergency tent for a week in the Market Place, Highworth