Santa set for Kinver sleigh outings whatever the weather

Kinver Rotary Club’s Santa with his brolly and wellies ready to head out on his sleigh whatever the weather. Buy photo: 491252M

Kinver Rotary Club’s Santa with his brolly and wellies ready to head out on his sleigh whatever the weather. Buy photo: 491252M Buy this photo

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SANTA will be touring the streets of Kinver and Stourbridge whatever the weather, Kinver Rotary Club has pledged as fundraisers gear up for their annual festive sleigh outings.

Having brought their Christmas sleigh out of storage, club members are all set to tour the area to spread a little festive cheer while raising money for good causes.

Now kitted out with a new sound system - the sleigh is due to make its first appearance tomorrow (Friday November 30) at the Kinver Christmas lights switch on event in the High Street.

Its next outing will be on Saturday December 8 when it will spend the day on the Aldi car park in Wollaston and the following day it will be adding to the festive atmosphere at Mary Stevens Hospice's annual Santa Jog in Mary Stevens Park, Norton.

The sleigh will then be out most nights in the run-up to Christmas - touring the streets of Kinver, Stourton, Wollaston and Enville until December 19 - to help pull in the pounds for charities.

Rotary club spokesman Mike Deathridge said: "Last year we passed the £80,000 collected since we formed the club in 1985 and last year also saw us collect more than £5,000 in one Christmas.”

Further sleigh routes/dates are listed below.

Monday December 10: Stourton - Stewponey, Bridgnorth Road and Hyperion Road.

Tuesday December 11: Wollaston – Belfry Drive, Vicarage Road, York Crescent, Richmond Grove.

Wednesday December 12: Kinver - Hyde Lane; and Enville Road, Enville.

Thursday December 13: Kinver - Meddins Lane, Jenks Avenue, Edge View Walk, White Hill.

Friday December 14: Kinver High Street supporting the traders’ late night shopping event.

Saturday December 15: Stourton - Prestwood and Homestead Retirement Homes; and Kinver High Street.

Monday December 17: Kinver - Stone Lane, Church View Gardens, The Compa.

Tuesday December 18: Wollaston – Wolverley Avenue, Bridgnorth Road, Meriden Avenue, Eggington Road.

Wednesday December 19: Dark Lane, Dunsley.

Sleigh tours start at 6pm each night and finish at 9pm.

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