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Santa and the Soroptimists

Crosby’s Soroptimists once again accompanied Santa as he toured local streets on his sleigh.

A halt in Little Crosby brought out many villagers to brave the cold and to sing along with the music. At St Joseph’s Hospice, staff and patients enjoyed the sight of the sparkling sleigh from their warm rooms.

Santa and sleigh

Crosby’s Rotarians loan the sleigh each year to the Soroptimists. This Christmas, because of Covid-19 restrictions, the Soroptimist ‘elves’ could not collect cash donations. Instead, the Rotarians had set up text access. Into this communal ‘pot’ go all donations, with SI Crosby receiving its due share.

Chris Smith, fundraising team leader said: “The evening was a success thanks to all-round teamwork. Club members, as well as Santa’s extra helpers (chauffeur John and traffic-controller Bernie) worked hard and had a great evening”

Soroptimist President Chris Chua-Short added: “We must also have a special shout-out for Alasdair who shepherded everyone. He shone the spotlight on the children so that Santa could see them clearly and talk to them.”