SANTA'S SLEIGH TOURS
Bridlington Round Table extends far beyond our members.
We are proud to help the lives of others, going above and beyond, through the camaraderie and support between table members, Past Table and B41'S.
Our brand new Santa sleigh brought so much joy to Bridlington last December with a grand reveal in Tesco's car park, Round Table is about working as a team bringing the whole community together and ensuring that profits go to brilliant local causes and charities.
Raising over thousands of pounds a year we help people across our community every day.
Not bad for a group of young men.
Every little helps for new sleigh
A group of charity fundraisers are celebrating after being awarded almost £4,000 from a national supermarket chain.
Bridlington Round Table were voted as winners in the most recent Tesco Bags of Help Competition, with two other local groups receiving cash donations.
The Round Table is a locally-based voluntary fundraising group that organise the annual Santa’s Sleigh run around the town. This year the group raised a record total of £5,147, which is all given out to local good causes.
Sam Berridge, from Bridlington Round Table said: “We would like to thank each and every one of you who supported us and voted in our favour in the recent Tesco Bags of Help competition. We were up against some tough competition but we came first in the competition which is amazing.”
He added: “The money we receive will help towards the building of the brand new Santa’s Sleigh. The Sleigh will be brighter, louder and more magical than ever before and with some exciting ideas in the pipeline, Christmas 2018 will be very special.”
Anne Marie Jenkinson, who is the Bridlington Tesco Community Champion said: “We are delighted to handover the award to Bridlington Round Table. I’ve seen them every year since I was a child and the magic never wears thin. We are happy to help with keeping the tradition going.”
The old Sleigh has been in use for well over thirty years, and problems with the chassis has led to the decision for it to be replaced. It is estimated that the sleigh has travelled over 1050 miles and raised in excess of £100,000 for local causes.
Said Sam: “Remember all the money we raise goes directly back into the Bridlington community; changing lives and supporting some incredible people, groups ….. the list is endless.
Once again thank-you to everyone who has supported us. We couldn’t do what we do without everyone who supports us. You are all simply amazing.”
If you would like to track SANTA during December when our routes are live click on the link below for instructions
SANTA'S SLEIGH 2018
We raised £5,578
You wonderful, warming, festive, entertaining people that have followed us since our reveal of SANTA’S new sleigh 🛷 at Tesco’s in November until the very end of West Hill’s route last night.
You beautiful people came together as a community and helped raise more money than ever; a whopping record of £5578🎉🎉
For this, we thank YOU🙏 for your kindness and your donations, the people along the routes who have refreshed our volunteers on these cold nights....thank you😊.
A big shout out to our local Media and Council:
Paula King, Mayor & Mayoress Light Switch on,
Bridlington Echo (Simon Kench), Bridlington Free Press (Paul Atkinson), Yorkshire Coast Radio (Paddy Billington) Thank you for advertising at no cost to spread the festive cheer.
here in order of routes:
Queensgate = £881
Crayke = £561
South side = £605
Burstall = £556
Bempton Lane = £1230
Town = £456
Avenues = £ 704
West Hill = £ 585
Special thanks to Tescos who granted us to be selected for the people’s votes “bags for life funding” and we won!
Thank you to the people who sang, compared and volunteered at our sleigh reveal, thank you to to the volunteers who have all given up there time at this busy time of year, and a big big thank you to the guys who built the sleigh.
Dave Ball Priory Woodwork Bridlington, Michael & Kevin ProGRP Brid, P&L Sound for the (loud music 🎶 system 👍) James Barker Universal Signs Bridlington, Lawrence Green from Greens Signmakers,
and a big thank you to the Roundtable Members who worked hard until the bitter end to make sure it was ready on time 👏
A big thanks must go to Paul Settle from Jolly Jumpers; our very own Rudolph who has towed Santa around the streets of Bridlington each and every night so you got to see him in all his fantastic, loud, dazzling glory.
But an even bigger special thank you from SANTA 🎅 himself to you all, comments and feedback motivates us to give back to the young, the old, the people who need us the most as we have said before demands are even greater now, without this we could not do it, and that’s why we enjoy doing it 😊🎅🛷🎶👍🎄🔊
Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy New Year
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