Another successful year for Rotary’s Santa Sleigh

Two youngsters Freddy and Amelia Rheumer from Kirkoswald sit on Dr Santa Smith's knee  in the warmth of ASDA  Girvan
Two youngsters Freddy and Amelia Rheumer from Kirkoswald sit on Dr Santa Smith's knee in the warmth of ASDA Girvan

The Girvan Rotary Club has announced another successful year for their Santa Sleigh trips around Girvan and Dailly which take annually before Christmas.

And once again the residents of Girvan and Dailly have been generous in their donations which totalled just under £2000.

The money donated will be donated to CHAS, the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland.

This year saw many improvements to the Rotary club’s sleigh in the way of lights, a strengthened frame and more deocrations which saw children come out in their droves to see it, particularly in Dailly.

The Sleigh spent three nights out on the road and also the Saturday before Christmas at Girvan ASDA where Dr Tom Smith was recognised by many in the new Santa Suit.

After being out on the road, the collection team made their way on two consecutive evenings to enjoy the hospitality of Irene Noble in Girvan’s The Avenue, who with the help of Margaret Cornes, Hilda Noble and Anne McGuiness produced the ‘Purvey’, a spread full of soups, bread, cakes and cheese before Ruth Wallace of Golf Course Road, who ‘Purveyed’ for the first time for the team in 2014, took over duties on the third evening.