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New Santa Sleigh built for festive season 2021 will be coming down your way.
Thanks to Poole Bay Rotary letting us use their Santa Express Float last year Westbourne our Santa brought Christmas cheer to the families and children as he waved to them as he passed their homes along routes in Boscombe and Springbourne but this year there will be 11 different areas covered with a visit from our very own new Santa Sleigh Float.
To end another difficult year, it will be great to see the happy excited faces of children at the windows, or doors, or driveways as Santa passes by.
Donations can be made in cash to our Elf collectors, or by using the following on-line and text donation methods detailed on flyers posted into homes.
Donate on-line at www.westbournerotary.org.uk using DONATE button on the home page.
Donate via text by texting WBOURNEROTARY, followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70085
Texts will cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, text the word WBOURNEROTARYNOINFO before entering your donation amount.
You can also donate via Paypal using our Paypal QI Code below.
Not only that, but this year Santa's sleigh will have a tracker so you can check exactly where it is on the night he is coming to your area - details to follow after list of area dates. Listen out for his music between 5.30pm and 8.30pm (except Westbourne where the sleigh will take up position on grass area next to M&S between 11.30am and 3.00pm.
Wednesday 1st December - Winton Thursday 2nd December - Upper Charminster
Thursday 9th December - Southbourne/Iford Friday 10th December - Boscombe
Saturday 11th December - Santa arrives at Sovereign Centre 10.00am Saturday 11th December - Westbourne (see times above)
Sunday 12th December - Moordown Monday 13th December - Southbourne
Thursday 16th December - Lower Charminster Friday 17th December - West Howe
Monday 20th December - Townsend Tuesday 21st December - Boscombe & Pokesdowne
Wednesday 22nd December - Littledown
How to track Santa's sleigh on the night he visits your area: Go to www.APRS-FI, use the call sign SANTA and select the listing for
Westbourne Rotary Sleigh - or use the QI code below.........
YO HO HO - as Santa would say............
DONATION QI CODE TRACKING QI CODE
ROTARY SANTA'S GROTTO IS BACK IN BOSCOMBE SOVEREIGN CENTRE FOR CHRISTMAS 2021
We are pleased to announce that the Rotary Elves and Santa will once again be found in the Sovereign Centre on various dates between 11-23 December
Santa was so disappointed that he could not make an appearance last year, but is delighted to be back to see all the good little children in his temporary grotto in the Sovereign centre mall and hopes to see as many children as possible to hear what they hope to get this Christmas Day.
The cost to see Santa and choose a gift from his display is £7 per child (cash only) and whilst all children must be accompanied by an adult to see Santa, please remember that in this grotto - there is no charge for the accompanying adult. As always with the Rotary Grotto, all proceeds from visits to Santa will be donated to several local charities, namely Bournemouth Food Bank, Macmillan Caring Locally and other Rotary supported causes - so your visit to see the big red man will also be helping others in the community.
Additionally parents and guardians may take photos of their own children with Santa and in the sleigh which can be found within the grotto......so no additional costs for photographs.
Dates and timings will be on display in the centre - but here are the planned dates (exact timings may be subject to change at any time)
Saturday 11th December - Santa will arrive at 10.00am for official opening & then grotto will be open until 5.00pm
Sunday 12th December 10.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 17th December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 18th December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 19th December 10.00am to 3.00pm
Monday 20th December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 21st December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 23rd December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Note - with recent change in government Covid legislation, masks will be required to be worn in the grotto area for your and our volunteers protection.
LET'S ALL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.......YO HO HO......