Santa and his Sleigh will be out and about again in 2018.
Santa Sleigh Collection 2017
Santa and his Sleigh, with full complement of Elves were again out visiting Oldmeldrum and the surrounding villages in the weeks running up to Christmas 2017. The weather this year variable and and unfortunately meant that we were unable to complete our full programme of visits, with our visits to Methlick and the second night of our visits to Newmachar having to be cancelled due to ice and snow.. Due to the generousity of the children and adults in Oldmeldrum, Tarves, Rothienorman, Daviot and Newmachar, we were able to collect just over £2780. We were also able to make an appearance at the new Co-op Store in Oldmeldrum on Saturday 16 December.
The Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum gives its grateful thanks to everyone who supported its pre-Christmas Santa Sleigh collections. The club would like to thank all the volunteers who took part, including Santa himself.
However, we'd particularly like to thank everyone who made a donation, no matter how big or small. This year, even with the economic downturn, people have still given very generously to support our activities.
The majority of the money raised will go to providing funds for support of local community activities,such as funding local pupils to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) and the European parliament, and providing financial assistance to local individuals and groups. Money will go towards projects which bring clean water and shelter to communities following disasters; towards projects to promote literacy and of course, towards the Rotary campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.
The generosity of folk in the area has once again been magnificent, and people can know that the monies raised will be used to make a big difference to the lives of people around the world less fortunate than ourselves