SANTA Claus was roped in to help kind-hearted members of HUCKNALL ROUND TABLE collect more than £4,000 for charity in the run-up to Christmas.
The long-running group again travelled around Nottinghamshire with its much-loved Santa’s Sleigh as part of an annual festive fundraising initiative.
In total, £4,100 was collected by the Tablers across two weekends and five evenings. The sleigh visited locations including Bulwell, Bestwood Village, Rise Park, Watnall, the Ikea superstore at Giltbrook and the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham city centre.
All the members who took part volunteered their time for free.
The only expense incurred was the £130 bill for a total of 3,600 lollipops that were handed out to children as Santa made his appearances.
Every penny raised will now be ploughed back into charities and local organisations.
Hucknall Round Table, which was established in 1957, celebrated its golden jubilee four years ago.
Based on an ethos of fun and fellowship, it is open to men and women aged between 18 and 45. They meet every other week and plan activities and outings.
The Santa’s Sleigh is its major annual fundraising initiative.
But the group also backs the BBC TV Children In Need appeal and earlier this year, raised £2,500 for that cause.
OUR PHOTO shows Hucknall Round Table’s Santa’s Sleigh on its annual festive fundraising tour.