Santa’s sleigh all set for another year

Santa has the first try on of his 2014  new red suit
Santa has the first try on of his 2014 new red suit

The Girvan Rotary’s ever popular Santa’s sleigh is all set to go round the streets of Girvan and Dailly in the run up to the festive period.

And as usual all donations collected on its travels will be donated to charity with children’s hospice C.H.A.S set to benefit from the generous donations of Girvan and Dailly residents.

The sleigh will be going around the streets of Girvan on Monday 15th December and Thursday 18th December and on the Saturday before Christmas (20th December), it will be situated in the Asda car park in Vicarton Street.

Dailly residents will get their opportunity to see the sleigh when it visits the streets of the village on Tuesday 16th December.

The sleigh has undergone further improvements after the artwork on the sleigh was transformed for the 2013 trips by Alan Gaff of Girvan Academy.

The base of the sleigh has now been replaced by John Barr of Turnberry, while the electrics have been upgraded by Alistair Wallace of Girvan.

And if you go out and see Santa’s sleigh this year you will see a new and improved Santa as he will be in a new suit provided by the members of Girvan Rotary.

The Rotary are hoping that the residents of Girvan and Dailly will once again give generously as they have done over a number of years since the Girvan Rotary club has supported the work of C.H.A.S.

C.H.A.S. is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. It runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House and Robin House, and a home care service called CHAS at Home.

To keep these facilities going costs C.H.A.S. £25,000 per day .

Santa was so impressed with the contributions made in Girvan and Dailly that he has given the Rotary Club assurance he will be putting on a new suit for his journeys this year which has been made by the chief tailor Elf.

The Girvan Rotary would like to thank Noble’s Boatyard on behalf of Santa for allowing Santa to store his Sleigh at their yard when he is not using it.