Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 December 2020
SANTA CLAUS is set to take to the streets of Hinckley on his sleigh tomorrow (4 December) in what will be his first of many town visits throughout the month.
He will be joined by his helpers to spread some festive cheer to all the children of Hinckley by visiting the streets in the town this holiday season.
Santa’s sleigh trip from Lapland to town has been made possible by Hinckley Round Table, who have agreed to help him on his visit around the town.
The Round Table have kindly reminded residents that Santa is adhering to the ‘elf and safety’ guidelines that have been put in place, so they are being asked to keep their distance from Santa and his helpers.
He will start his visit tomorrow (4 December) after 6pm, where he shall stop pay a visit to Florian Way, Roston Drive, and Paddock Drive.
Round Table bosses have further mentioned on Facebook that if they have enough time they may add ‘extra roads’ around the area.
Further date visits
After tomorrow’s trip, Santa will take a well-deserved seven day break from riding. He’ll jump back on his sleigh seven days later (11 December) where he will visit the nearby villages of Barwell and Earl Shilton.
Three days after (14 December), Santa will spread the Christmas cheer in Burbage to residents who live on the ‘Flower Pots’ Estate, Robinson Way, and Three Pots.
Two days later (16 December), Santa will stop by Stoneygate Drive in Hinckley.
Shortly after, in the two days following (18 December), he shall then head out of Hinckley again over to Sapcote and Stoney Stanton.
Five days after (23 December), Santa will make his final visit before he visits families all over the world on Christmas Eve, where he’ll stop by Leicester Road, the College Estate and the Golf Course Estate.
Sponsors and donations
The Round Table are looking for more sponsors to help them sponsor the rest of their sleigh routes. So far, three of the six sleigh routes have been sponsored.
Sapcote and Stoney Stanton’s visit is sponsored by Cove Travel, The College Estate and Leicester Road is being sponsored by Armstrongs Wealth Planning, and the Stoneygate Estate is being sponsored by Hinckley House Care Home.
As cash donations are unable to be taken on the night, those wanting to donate this year can do so at www.tinyurl.com/hinckleysanta.
Alternatively, those who want to donate with text messages can text to 70085 with the word ‘HinckleySleigh’ with their chosen donation amount – for example, ‘HinckleySleigh 1’ would see £1 donated and ‘HinckleySleigh 5’ would see £5 donated.
Any donations 100 per cent go back into the local community through grants to local good causes and those in need.
Sleigh batteries saved by generous businesses
This year’s sleigh almost didn’t go ahead this year as the batteries were stolen whilst in storage earlier this year, which meant that a significant financial outlay was needed.
Luckily, a kind and generous amount of battery donations came from three local companies – EMS Parts, FFF Automotive, and HGV Direct. Thanks to their donations, the sleigh is now able to run this year and the Round Table didn’t have to use their account funds which are reserved for local good causes.
Round Table recruiting new members
Hinckley Round Table are actively trying to recruit new members into their group, and this would help put the group on new routes next year.
Local men aged between 18 to 45 wanting to get involved are being asked get in contact the group.