Burnham-On-Sea’s Hillview Carnival Club is taking Santa Claus on his annual tour of the town’s streets this Christmas for charity – socially-distanced and with extra Covid safety measures in place.

The club is carrying on its long-running tradition of taking Santa on a sleigh around the towns for Childrens Hospice South West.

This week’s route is as follows:

Monday:  Saints, Jaycroft, Priory Gardens , Briar Close & Worston Lane
Tuesday: Lundry Drive , Marine Drive , Broadhurst Gardens
Wednesday:  Morlands, Poplar, Smith Way, Tyler Way
Thursday: Field Way, Paddocks Drive, Lakeside, Caxton Drive, Southwell, Walrow
Friday: Berrow, Church House Rd, Golf Links Road

Hillview Chairman Duncan Britton said: “We got a really warm welcome everywhere we went – a big thank you goes to all the residents for their support.”

Hillview have been given a permit to take Santa and his sleigh around the towns, playing carols to spread some Christmas spirit and collect for their chosen charity, Childrens Hospice South West.

Duncan adds: “We are abiding by Government guidelines, having only four club members with the sleigh, all of whom are wearing masks and gloves. This year we aren’t knocking on doors, but when you hear the Christmas carols please come out and say hello to Santa and make a donation if you wish.”

“We have collection buckets on the corners of the sleigh and collection tubes that are two metres long. If you do come out, please respect the social distancing.”

“We will do our upmost to cover the whole of Burnham and Highbridge.  Thank you for your kind support in these hard times – we wish you a very merry Christmas.”


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