Shipston gets set for Christmas: Details of lights switch-on, Victorian Evening and Santa's sleigh route through the town
The popular sleigh ride organised by members of The Rotary Club will tour the streets of the town bringing some pre-Christmas excitement in the name of festive cheer, goodwill and fundraising.
The festive fun will officially get under way on Friday December 2 with the town’s Victorian Evening, which takes place between 6-8pm and includes the lights and The Tree of Life switching on ceremony as well as music, stalls, food.
From Wednesday December 7, volunteers and Rotarians will be taking the sleigh around the town and fundraising for a host of local causes by contributing towards the projected £100,000 raised across the Heart of England Rotary region.
Rotary Club of Shipston spokesperson, Tony Joint, said: “After an enforced break of three years, Shipston Rotary, along with other Heart of England Rotary clubs, are looking forward to again adding the magic of Christmas to our local children.
“It has already been agreed that a large proportion of what we raise during this year’s collection will be donated to The Shipston Foodbank which has been made the recipient of all this year’s Shipston Rotary fundraising activities.
“The beautiful Tree of Life will again shine out in the High Street over Christmas. Anyone who would like to sponsor a bulb in memory of a loved one can pick up a form from: St Edmund’s Church, the Library, Sports Club, Post Office, small Co op and Low Furlong.”
Anyone who is not able to see Father Christmas on his travels but who would like to donate, can do so by visiting: paypal.me/anthonyjoint1