In Bloxwich, you can always tell Christmas is coming, it’s when the Rotary Santa Claus drops in!
For decades, the real herald of the season has not been Mr Robin, Jack Frost, snow falling, or even naff festive muzak in the shops – it’s been the jolly red-suited man in the sleigh with the golden cog-wheel on its side. And this year is no different, children and adults in the village and on the estates will be delighted to hear!
The Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix are enthusiastically maintaining the fine tradition of festive visitations and felicitations begun decades ago by their predecessor group, and they can always be sure of a warm welcome in so many places and from so many people that may have little else to cheer them on these dark, cold nights.
As is traditional, Santa and his community-minded helpers will be touring all over Bloxwich, Blakenall Heath, Mossley, Dudley Fields, Lower Farm, and Turnberry.
A LETTER FROM SANTA FOR YOUR CHILD
And for some added fun for families, if you’re on one of his routes, Santa and his helpers can deliver a letter from Santa to your child. Please send letters to Santa c/o 28a Lister Street, Willenhall, West Midlands. WV13 2HQ, or request a letter via the Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix website. They will hand deliver a reply free of charge on the evening of your route.
Santa is also internet-savvy these days – so if you prefer to e-mail, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for this, or any other queries you have.
And what’s more – would you believe it, Norad in America may be able to track Santa on his way round the globe, but we can go one better, as you’d expect, and track him round Bloxwich!
On the evening of each route, you will be able to track Santa’s location in real-time online on Rotary’s website www.bloxwichphoenix.net, so there’s no need to stand outside in the cold weather for too long!
Of course, Santa’s visits to Bloxwich and district are not just about some much-needed seasonal jollity; there is a serious purpose too. Rotary is a charitable organisation that does good works both in the local community and on a global scale.
All the money collected from the Santa Sleigh collection will be donated to the Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom. The charity provides funds for many important humanitarian projects at home and abroad is one of the major partners in the drive to finally eliminate polio worldwide.
They need our help, and donations are welcome, so why not look out for Santa coming your way, say hello, have some family fun and do some good, in the true spirit of Christmas?
The times and dates of Santa’s visits this Christmas are listed below for your reference. Remember they may be subject to change, but you can track Santa online to make sure!
For more information, you can also read or print online a special leaflet which is being distributed locally, via this link.
SANTA WILL BE VISITING YOU ON THE FOLLOWING NIGHTS AND ROUTES:
Friday 9th December: Blakenall 6:30pm – 8:45pmAbbotts Street, Hollands Road, Ryle Street, Valley Road, Booth Street, Penderel Street, Ingram Road, Pine Street, Ryle Street, Benton Crescent, Abbotts Street.
Saturday 10th December: Mossley 4:30pm – 8:45pmEvesham Crescent, Glastonbury Crescent, Tewkesbury Road, Fountains Way, Fountains Road, Abbey Square, Netley Road, Neath Road, Roche Way, Roche Road, Margam Terrace, Margam Crescent, Waverley Road, Cresswell Crescent, Pershore Close, Tintern Way, Kirkstall Crescent, Pershore Road, Cleeve Way, Cleeve Road, Tintern Crescent.
Tuesday 13th December: Pelsall 6:30pm – 8:45pm Millers Walk, Wood Common Grange, Wood Lane, Forge Road, Woodlands Crescent, Oak Road, Trevor Road, Riddings Crescent.
Wednesday 14th December: Dudley Fields 6:30pm – 8:45pmMulberry Road, Ashley Road, Heather Road, Dartford Road, Croxdene Avenue, Sneyd Hall Road, Chase Road, Coalway Road, Croxstalls Avenue, Croxstalls Road, Croxdene Avenue, Sneyd Hall Road.
Friday 16th December: Lower Farm 6:30pm – 8:45pmStoney Lane, Sanstone Road, Bamford Road, Buxton Road, Fishley Lane, Simmonds Road, Fishley Close, Ashbourne Road, Belper Road, Matlock Road, Castleton Road.
Saturday 17th December: Turnberry 4:30pm – 8:45pmGanton Road, Alnwick Road, Ferndown Close, Nairn Road, Redbourn Road, Saddleworth Road, Wetherby Street, Elgin Road, Astbury Close, Burslem Close, Gleneagles Road, Selsdon Road, Walton Heath, Formby Way, Birkdale Road, Sunningdale Way, Enville Close, Saunton Road.