Santa’s Whittles Helpers

24th December 2019

For more than 40 years, Colchester Round Table 367 has organised the Santa Sleigh Ride, to collect for charitable causes in Colchester and surrounding areas. Dan Insley has recently become a member of this local registered charity and networking group and he persuaded the partners to sponsor one of Santa’s collection nights.

Dan and other members of the Whittles team jingled bells and collection tins on Thursday 12th December. This year, Santa’s Sleigh raised £5,035. A quarter of the monies raised will go to the event’s main charity, St Helena’s Hospice which by happy coincidence is also Whittles’ current chosen charity and the remainder will go to Colchester Circle, Beacon House, the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation, Colchester Emergency Night Shelter, Colchester Rough Sleepers Group, The Robin Cancer Trust, Colchester Foodbank and Colchester Round Table 367.  Read more the Round Table’s festive fundraising in today’s Gazette here.