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Title: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 28, 2011, 05:08:42 pm
Brookmans Park Rotary Club would like to thank the residents of Brookmans Park and Welham Green for their generosity over the Christmas period.
The Christmas Sleigh street collections during the weeks leading up to Christmas raised a fantastic total of 2.161.95.
Add to this the amount raised at the Christmas Tree lighting and the static collections at South Mimms Services and Tesco in Hatfield
and the final total raised stands at 3,722.73. This year we are supporting the Alzheimer's Society, The Orpheus Centre,
Aspire Powerchair Football Club and other charities supported by Rotary. There will also be a donation to Children in Need.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: BrookyP on December 28, 2011, 05:12:08 pm
well done guys...all the best BP
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on December 28, 2011, 05:35:00 pm
Brookmans Park Rotary Club would like to thank the residents of Brookmans Park and Welham Green for their generosity over the Christmas period.
The Christmas Sleigh street collections during the weeks leading up to Christmas raised a fantastic total of 2.161.95.
Add to this the amount raised at the Christmas Tree lighting and the static collections at South Mimms Services and Tesco in Hatfield
and the final total raised stands at 3,722.73. This year we are supporting the Alzheimer's Society, The Orpheus Centre,
Aspire Powerchair Football Club and other charities supported by Rotary. There will also be a donation to Children in Need.

That's great Marty, well done.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 04, 2012, 07:43:41 am
The Rotary Christmas Sleigh has started its annual tour of Brookmans Park and Welham Green. Last we visited streets from the Gardens to Peplins Way.
On Wednesday evening we will be in Brookmans Avenue, Mymms Drive and Moffats Lane.
And on Thursday we will visit Pine Grove, Georges Wood Road, Calder Avenue and surrounding roads.
Next week we will be in Welham Green.
Monday 10th, Alderman Close, Welham Manor, Knolles Crescent, Greville Close, Gould Close, Dellsome Lane and Vincenzo Close.
Wednesday 12th Dellsome Lane, Dixons Hill Road, Station Road, Sibthorpe Road, Bulls Lane, Holloways Lane, Somers Road, the sleigh will also be visiting the Christmas Tree lighting event in Welham Green.
Thursday 13th Dellsome Lane, Parsonage Lane, Parsonage Road, Pooleys Lane, Puttocks Drive, Frowick Close and
Huggins Lane.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on December 04, 2012, 08:13:06 am
Hi Marty,

Will you also be knocking door-to-door collecting money and, if so, is it worth listing the causes that will benefit from any fund raising?

Dave
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 05, 2012, 07:06:41 am
Yes, we will be making a collection. The main charities we're supporting this year are the NSPCC and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: saffie on December 05, 2012, 07:26:40 am
Can I suggest that next year, the rota of streets is put out the week before so we know when it is coming, my daughter missed it and was very upset.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on December 05, 2012, 08:18:14 am
Yes, we will be making a collection. The main charities we're supporting this year are the NSPCC and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Hi Martin,

Interested to know what are the other charities will benefit (the non-main).

David
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 06, 2012, 11:38:20 am
I'm sorry Saffie, I was hoping that the routes would be published by Welwyn Hatfield Times but they didn't include us this year. I'll make sure the details are posted well in advance next year. You could come along to the Christmas Tree lighting at Welham Green next Wednesday if she would like to see Father Christmas and the sleigh. We'll be there just after 7.00pm.
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Post by: Helen on December 06, 2012, 01:02:00 pm
My daughter's was beside herself with excitement yesterday evening when she heard you coming! Thank you for making her day!
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Post by: Buster on December 06, 2012, 01:39:41 pm
My daughter's was beside herself with excitement yesterday evening when she heard you coming! Thank you for making her day!

I'm 41 and get excited when i hear the sleigh approaching!  ;D
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on December 06, 2012, 02:27:13 pm
Yes, we will be making a collection. The main charities we're supporting this year are the NSPCC and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Hi Marty, where can I find a list of all the charities you are collecting for this year?  You have listed the main ones, but I am just interested  to know who else benefits from the collection.

David
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 06, 2012, 05:12:49 pm
Hi David,
Some of the charities we have recently or are planning to support are:
Sand Dams, The Princes Trust, Wheelpower, Animal Care Trust, Canine Partners, DebRA, Isabel Hospice, Lakeside Special Needs School and Potters Bar Special Needs Group.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on December 06, 2012, 08:10:13 pm
Hi David,
Some of the charities we have recently or are planning to support are:
Sand Dams, The Princes Trust, Wheelpower, Animal Care Trust, Canine Partners, DebRA, Isabel Hospice, Lakeside Special Needs School and Potters Bar Special Needs Group.

Thanks for the info, nice mix. 

David
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Peeplins on December 08, 2012, 12:25:01 am

I'm 41 and get excited when i hear the sleigh approaching!  ;D


There's a child in all of us that still believes!!  ;D


Edited: to correct quote code
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: saffie on December 08, 2012, 08:02:31 am
it would be helpful if they were published on here, or even a poster in one of the village shops maybe??

thanks, re Welham Green
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: BrookyP on December 08, 2012, 11:43:34 am
Cheers Guys.

Pouring with rain and they still were out collecting. :)

Good Show

BP
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 27, 2012, 08:40:43 am
Brookmans Park Rotary Club would like to thank everyone in Brookmans Park and Welham Green that donated to our Christmas Sleigh charity collection. In total we collected just over 3,000 which will be distributed to the NSPCC, The RAF Benevolent Fund and other charities supported by Rotary. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and successful New Year.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on November 19, 2013, 04:59:35 pm
The Rotary Christmas Sleigh will start its annual tour of Brookmans Park and Welham Green on Monday 2nd December.
We will visit The Gardens, Westland Drive, Oaklands Avenue, Bluebridge Road, Bluebridge Avenue, Bradmore Way, Peplins Way and Bradmore Green on the 2nd.
On Wednesday the 4th we will be in Brookmans Avenue, Mymms Drive, Moffats Lane, Moffats Close and Park Close.
And on Thursday the 5th we will visit Pine Grove, Georges Wood Road, Calder Avenue, Shrublands, Woodlands the other end of Mymms Drive and The Grove.
The following week we will be in Welham Green.
Monday 9th, Alderman Close, Welham Manor, Knolles Crescent, Greville Close, Gould Close, Dellsome Lane and Vincenzo Close.
Wednesday 11th Dellsome Lane, Dixons Hill Road, Station Road, Sibthorpe Road, Bulls Lane, Holloways Lane and Somers Road.
Thursday 12th Dellsome Lane, Parsonage Lane, Parsonage Road, Pooleys Lane, Puttocks Drive, Frowick Close and Huggins Lane.
We will start at 6.30pm each evening.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on December 25, 2013, 08:07:18 am
A great big thank you to all those residents of Brookmans Park and Welham Green who contributed to the Christmas Tree and Christmas Sleigh collections this year. We collected just over 3,200 at the Christmas Tree lighting and on the street collections. We are also grateful to Tesco in Hatfield where we collected over 500 on Friday 20th December. This year we will be giving this money to the Alzheimer's Society and Isabel Hospice. Many thanks once again and a very happy Christmas to all.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on November 20, 2014, 05:39:18 pm
The Rotary Club Sleigh will be visiting Brookmans Park and Welham Green with Father Christmas on the following dates starting 6.30pm.

Brookmans Park                                 Welham Green
Monday 1st December                                         Monday 8th December
The Gardens, Westland Drive,                             Dixons Hill Road, Knolles Cres,
Oaklands Ave, Bluebridge Road,                         Greville Close, Gould Close,
Bluebridge Ave                                                     Dellsome Lane, Vincenzo Close

Tuesday 2nd December                                      Tuesday 9th December
Georges Wood Road, Pine Grove                      Dellsome Lane, Station Road,
                                                                            Somers Road, Somers Square

Wednesday 3rd December                                 Wednesday 10th December
Bradmore Way, Peplins Way,                             Dixons Hill Road, Station Road,
Brookmans Ave, Mymms Drive,                         Bulls Lane, Holloways Lane,
Moffats Lane

Thursday 4th December                                    Thursday 11th December
The Grove, Mymms Drive,                                Dellsome Lane, Parsonage Lane,
Calder Avenue, Shrublands,                             Parsonage Road, Pooleys Lane,
Woodlands                                                        Puttocks Drive, Huggins Lane
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Editor on November 20, 2014, 06:40:52 pm
Hi Marty,

Thanks for the info. I have merged with earlier posts on the same topic and tweeted.

Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: chicken legs on December 09, 2014, 04:32:53 pm
What time does the sleigh start on its rounds - just a rough idea to know when to tell visitors to come and see it?
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Strad on December 09, 2014, 05:51:09 pm
The Rotary Club website indicates a start time of 6.30pm
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: chicken legs on December 09, 2014, 07:15:04 pm
Thank you, Strad.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on January 02, 2015, 05:02:31 pm
The members of the Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who donated to our collections over the Christmas period. We collected just over 4,000 at our Christmas Tree event, our Christmas Sleigh collections and our static collection at Tesco Hatfield. Our chosen charities this year are Macmillan Cancer Support, Wheelpower and the Barracuda Swimming Club.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: James Bentall on January 02, 2015, 11:38:02 pm
Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work :)
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: BPNEWBIE on November 23, 2015, 07:27:13 pm
Any news on this years route and dates ?  :D
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: Angel on November 23, 2015, 08:24:10 pm
Any news on this years route and dates ?  :D

It was in the Potters Bar Newsletter that came through the door if you've still got a copy.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: marty.c on November 24, 2015, 12:01:39 pm
This year's sleigh times and routes are listed below. Our main charities this year are Noah's Ark Children's Hospice and St George Foundation who look after children who have lost their parents in the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Title: Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh
Post by: BPNEWBIE on November 24, 2015, 12:39:13 pm
Great thank you 😊