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Santa's sleigh is back in Wrexham - after 20 year wait

Published date: 04 December 2013 |
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THE Wrexham Santa sleigh is returning for Christmas after a two decade absence.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the sleigh will be travelling around various locations in Wrexham town with Santa greeting children, giving out sweets, and finding out what presents they want from him.

The sleigh is a nostalgic reminder of the 1980s era in Wrexham, when many children were brought joy as Santa came down their streets handing out sweets and treats.

But unfortunately the tradition stopped 20 years ago for reasons including volunteers and the sleigh being pelted with eggs.

Now the Rotary clubs of Wrexham have come together to bring the magic back for the children of the town.

Dr Graham Arthurs, club president of the Wrexham Erddig Rotary Club, said: “People remember this sleigh and it was around for a long time. But I thought it would be a good idea to get it started again.

“We are a community group who are there to help the community and that is why we wanted to bring this back. Children’s faces will light up as they see Santa coming down the road.”

Santa’s Rotary helpers will also be collecting for charity and collecting food for the foodbank to increase the special parcels that will go out at this time of year.

Dr Arthurs said: “Of course Father Christmas will be glad to receive any of the children’s letters but may not be able to reply to all.

This is the first for some years, and so it won’t be possible for all areas to be visited.

“He may come down your street and families are asked to look out for Father Christmas and his sleigh at the weekends.”

If any readers have time to help with this or other rotary charitable activities they can contact the club via its web site at www.werc.org.uk

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