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Santa in Kenilworth Round Table to spread Christmas cheer

The Round Table ready to make the rounds in Leek Wootton

The Round Table ready to make the rounds in Leek Wootton

Kenilworth’s Round Table has given out hundreds of sweets and spread festive joy to families all over the town to bring in £6,000 this Christmas.

The charity group has now completed its annual Santa sleigh run where volunteers spend just over two weeks visiting all of the town’s streets.

Over 17 nights, they visited almost all of the streets in Kenilworth and Leek Wootton as well as coming out on both Christmas light switch-ons and parking up in schools and pubs at weekends.

And all their efforts have paid off after the team raised almost £6,000 thanks to the generosity of residents.

Starting at 6.15pm each night the sleigh made the rounds with the help of the Ladies Circle, 41 club, Ladies Tangent and all the volunteers who made it possible.

Their vehicle is donated by Listers Honda Coventry.

Table chairman Ian Grigg, said: “The generosity and the real sense of community comes out when we try to visit every street in Kenilworth.

“Obviously it is a hard task for twenty volunteers to get round all these roads in a limited amount of nights but we do try our best.

“The Round Table loves this time of year and we get a great satisfaction from seeing all the smiling faces young and old.

“And what’s more, we are also able to raise money for charity. All of this goes to very worthwhile causes and the generosity of Kenilworth people is certainly put to good use.”

Half of the cash will be spent putting on two senior citizens’ parties in March. And after expenses, the remaining £2,400 will be put towards the group’s main charity pot which is given out to worthy causes each year.

 

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