It’s that time of year again when Santa joins the Bury St Edmunds Round table in a tour of the local area. As the national lockdown restrictions ease, the Roundtable has annouced that they will be running their sleigh through the streets of Bury St Edmunds and some surrounding villages.
There will of course be changes this year due to COVID-19. Santa’s elves will not be knocking on doors to collect money for charities. Instead there will be a collection via an online donations page. To avoid gatherings of people, the sleigh will also not be stopping, or visiting pubs — with the Roundtable encouraging residents to keep an eye on their online tracker and wave at Santa safely of your doorstep.
There will, however, be extra nights this year, including new runs in Red Lodge and Marham Park / The Fornhams, additional nights for the Moreton Hall and Howard/Mildenhall estates, and the addition of Stanningfield and Lawshall to one night.
A Roundtable spokes person said “We thank all our kind sponsors, listed below. Thank you for your donation – we hope we bring you cheer in this difficult year.”
|Monday 7th||Moreton Hall Estate 1 (of 2)||5 Angel Hill||Roundtable Community Funds|
|Tuesday 8th||Horringer Court / Priors / Westley Estates||Century Logistics||Roundtable Community Funds|
|Wednesday 9th||Howard Estate||Treatt||Upbeat Heart Support|
|Thursday 10th||Mildenhall Estate||Sealey||St Nicholas Hospice|
|Friday 11th||Thurston||British Sugar||Roundtable Community Funds|
|Monday 14th||Moreton Hall Estate 2||Ashtons Legal||Rotaract|
|Tuesday 15th||NEW: Marham Park & Fornhams||Countryside Properties||TBA|
|Wednesday 16th||NEW: Red Lodge||Sicon||Gatehouse|
|Thursday 17th||Stanningfield / Lawshall / Nowton Est. / Town / Victoria Road Area||Rudlings Wakelam||TBA|
All the money donated by each night’s sponsor will go to their chosen good cause as above, along with 50% of the money raised online during the day of that run. The other 50% donated online will go to Round Table Community Funds. Donations made on days when there are no runs will be shared equally amongst all the days. Round Table Community Funds are distributed throughout the year to local good causes on request.
Detailed route maps will be published on the http://bsesanta.org/ website and on the Roundtable social media pages.