The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun, with the return of the Vale of Evesham Round Table’s Santa Sleigh. The big man himself will be doing his rounds in the town and surrounding villages to check that all the boys and girls of Evesham have been good this year and are ready for Christmas.

The Sleigh’s success is made possible in part by the generous support given by Listers Volkswagen Evesham who provide a vehicle every year to help Santa on his way. The Sleigh has been visiting the streets of Evesham for over 40 years, and Santa is ably assisted by a team of volunteer elves from local groups, clubs and charities co-ordinated by the Vale of Evesham Round Table. In 2018 over £14,000 was raised, all of which was given to local good causes and charities.

“The Vale of Evesham Round Table is once again proud to help Santa bring joy to the people of Evesham. With the contributions from members of the community we have been able to support many worthwhile causes that have had a hugely positive impact on the local community,” said Round Table Chairman Adam Spiers.

The 2019 Vale of Evesham Round Table is planning to build on the success of 2018 and visit as many families as possible as the town continues to grow. As well as the schedule of where Santa will be each evening, a link to a live tracker app is posted daily on social media. This shows the exact location of the Sleigh, so local residents can track Santa’s progress in their neighbourhood.

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