Floating on and on for Christmas in Flintshire

Reporter:

Andrew Boyd

ONE of the region’s best-known Christmas floats remains as prominent as ever.

The Rotary Club of Flint and Holywell’s annual float will be visiting most of the communities in and around the two towns in the run-up to Christmas, having been an integral part of the area since 1965.
 

Santa has been a busy man as he climbs aboard for each tour to meet youngsters in the communities.

The float also helps to raise funds that are mainly donated to the area’s good causes.
 

Club spokesman Richard Prosser is keen the heritage of the float trip is preserved.
He said: “We have been going since 1965 and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary of our current float. This is an historical event that belongs to the community.
 

“It is a great pleasure to see the kids’ faces when they see Santa and we are keen to raise as much money as possible for charities.
 

“The more money we raise the more local good causes will benefit, so we hope people will support what we are trying to do.”
 

The float can be seen from 6pm until 9pm tonight in Greenfield and Bagillt; tomorrow in Ffynongroyw, Penyffordd, Maes Pennant and Rhewl, on Saturday from 10am until 3pm in Church Street, Flint, and again from 6pm until 9pm, on Monday, touring Flint.


For a full schedule each night, visit the events section of the Rotary Club of Flint and Holywell Facebook page.

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