Santa's Sleigh 2020 CANCELLED!
Can’t believe we are having to write this post but it is with great sadness that we feel we must cancel our remaining routes this year.
It was an extremely tough decision to make, as we all love doing this as much as you all love seeing us and we couldn’t wait to show you our wonderful new sleigh that we have worked so hard building these past few months. It absolutely melts our hearts watching everyone’s faces when the big man goes past, but this new development moving into tier 4 means the risk to both your health and ours is now far too great.
We hope you understand why we have had to make this difficult decision but please be assured that we will be back, bigger and better next year.
Our thanks must go to all our fantastic elf volunteers who are out in all weathers, who give up their evenings to bring joy to the streets of Basildon and of course to Santa and Rudolph - they all do an amazing job.
We must also thank you, the lovely people of Basildon, who have given us tremendous support over the last 40 years and have donated to our Christmas Appeal. So many people have and will benefit from your generosity.
Please see our message below from our Chairman and Santa.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
How we will keep this year's Santa's Sleigh safe
We are using a text donate service for you to donate just text HELPSANTA5 to 70085 to donate £5 (substitute the 5 for the amount you would like to donate)
Every year we brighten up the streets of Basildon with a festive Santa's Sleigh.
We visit dozens of streets, collecting funds that will be ploughed straight back into the local community.
All funds raised are put towards buying Christmas presents for those who would not normal receive any. Sometimes we even send Santa to hand deliver the presents.
Not only that, but we have a-lot of fun doing it as you'll see from the photos!