Join Santa’s dash for charity cash this Saturday!


A day of fun packed Christmas celebrations from carols to entertainment acts including a giant snowman and a visit by Father Christmas takes place in Bloxwich this Saturday, and there’s also a great chance to help raise funds for a local hospice by putting your best foot forward – whether you’re a sprinter or a stroller!

Sparkle into a Bloxwich Christmas is organised by Walsall Council’s district centre management team working alongside Bloxwich Business Partnership, Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix and St Giles Walsall Hospice.

But before the sparkling proper starts, the first Christmassy event taking place will be a special St Giles Walsall Hospice Santa Dash and Stroll, starting with the Dash at 10.00am followed by the Stroll at 10.40am, both in Bloxwich Park, off High St and Wolverhampton Rd.

The entry fees for the Dash and the Stroll are £7.50 for adults and just £2.50 for children – and all entrants will receive a free Santa Hat  and goodie bag!  For registration details, call 01922 602520 or email – it’s not too late!

AND THEN from 11am-3pm Sparkle into a Bloxwich Christmas  offers a range of festive fun for all ages, focused around High Street and Market Place, including:

*       Christmas trail
*       Santa on his sleigh handing out gifts
*       Bloxwich school choir performances
*       Christmas drinks and cakes
*       Christmas entertainment acts including a giant snowman
*       Festive themed window displays in shops

Signs of the approaching festive season have also been appearing around Bloxwich with two new Christmas trees being planted ahead of this year’s celebrations in Promenade Gardens and at All Saints Church. The tree in Promenade Gardens replaces a similar one which was hit by last year’s heavy frost while the remembrance tree at All Saints Church has been organised by the Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix.

The Bloxwich Telegraph will be out and about in Bloxwich on Saturday morning, so if you see a beardy bloke with a camera the size of a cannon, be sure to say hello!

See our previous news item for more details of events on 26 November.