Pictured are just a few of our many volunteers and helpers who have enabled us to take our 2 sleighs out into the community over the last 14 nights. Thanks to our volunteer collectors, drivers and Santas, Lee Gaskill of Mets Autocare, Dinnington for the loan of a towing vehicle and last but not least to everyone who has donated to us to enable us to carry out our work in the community. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from all at Maltby (Rother Valley) Lions Club.
Please note RESTRICTIONS below are to keep the general public and our members safe for Christmas 2020
Things are, unfortunately, a little different this year and both we and the public have conditions to abide by for this to go ahead. Please keep at least 2 metres away from all our team, including all volunteers, Santa and his sleigh. We recommend to keep the 2 metre rule – do not step off the pavement onto the road whilst Santa is passing and keep to social distancing rules.
Santa will not be doing his usual impromptu stops for photos. Please note that due to weather and other conditions times/ dates/ areas may change.
We cannot confirm which streets we are going down, but we will cover as much ground as possible in the area so please do not message us for individual streets and times, this year we need your help when we are in your area simply listen out for Santa.
Starting points are in place for guidance only, may we ask you not to gather at our starting points as we have in previous years, this is due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Collection buckets will be available for donations to be made, procedures have been put in place to make sure this adheres to social distancing regulations.
Looking forward to seeing you Ho Ho Ho! All members and volunteers of Maltby (Rother Valley) Lions wish you a safe Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
If you would like to make an online donation, please visit our Donations page >
NORTH SIDE SLIEGH SCHEDULE
Wednesday 9th – Thurcroft [6PM Start from Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall)
Thursday 10th – Highfield park [6PM Start from Sheppey Pub]
Friday 11th – Manor area (Braithwell road and below) [6PM Start from Manor Hotel]
Saturday 12th – Laughton/ Brookhouse/ Hooten Levitt [5PM Start from Hatfield Arms]
Saturday 12th – TESCO’S MALTBY static 09.30AM – 01.00PM
Sunday 13th – Model Village/ Birks Holt [5PM Start from Queens Hotel]
Monday 14th – White City and Hellaby [6PM Start from Lumley Arms]
Friday 18th – Sheppey and Little London [6PM Start from Sheppey Pub]
Saturday 19th – Ravenfield [5PM Start from Ravenfield Arms]
Sunday 20th – Cliff Hills [5PM Start from Cliff Hills]
Monday 21st – Braithwell [6pm Start from Butchers Arms]
Tuesday 22nd – Dale Hill (Lilly Hall Road/ Columbus Way Estate) [6pm Start from Dale Hill Road]
Wednesday 23rd – Dale Hill (Upperfield Road and Lower part of estate) [5.30PM Start from Upperfield Road]
Thursday 24th – Dale Hill (Scott Walk and the side of the New Estate) [5PM Start from Scott Walk]
SOUTH SIDE SLIEGH SCHEDULE
Thursday 10th – Kiveton and Wales [6PM Start from The Saxon]
Saturday 12th – The Chase and Aughton [5PM Start from Aston Church Lane]
Sunday 13th – Rosegarth and Lodge Lane [5PM Start from Shops on Worksop Road]
Tuesday 15th – Swallow Wood Est/Pidgeon Bridge Est/Alpina Way Estate [6pm Start from Swallow Wood Road]
Thursday 17th – Throapham/Laughton Common – [6PM Start from Throapham
Saturday 19th – Woodsetts [6PM Start from Butchers Arms]
Saturday 19th – TESCO’S DINNINGTON Static 09.30AM – 03.00PM
Sunday 20th – Rackford Road / Highnook [5PM Start from Rackford Road]
Monday 21st – South Anston [6PM Start from Leeds Arms]
Tuesday 22nd – Church Lane Dinnington [6PM Start from Aldi]
Wednesday 23rd – Lakeland Drive [6PM Start from Lakeland Drive
Thursday 24th – North Anston Wimpey Estate [5PM Start from Falcon Way]
We have had a few enquiries asking if our Christmas Sleighs, with Santa around the streets, and usual visits will be going ahead this year?
The current situation is that we are in the process of renovating both the North and South side sleighs in the hope that we will be able to bring Christmas cheer to the community in some way. However, we have to be guided by covid restrictions in conjunction with Rotherham Council and we will keep you updated. Not only does Santa and the Sleigh bring the Christmas spirit and happiness to so many people (which we could all do with at the moment) it is our biggest fundraiser of the year enabling us to carry on our work helping people in the community and sponsoring local groups and individuals.
This week alone we have helped two families experiencing difficulties and made a difference to their lives. We have helped throughout lockdown via groups, individuals and food banks, but without fundraising at Christmas and throughout the year, which so far we have been unable to do, this will become difficult. Should you wish to donate to us you can do so at Virgin Money Giving to help us to carry on our work in the community in these testing times.
Stay safe everyone, Lynn Reaney, on behalf of MRVL.
Would you like to become a member of the Lions or support the charity in any way? Message us for more information or call us on: 07504 326336
All of us would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters during Christmas Sleigh Runs 2019. We raised a massive £16,879!!! This would not have been possible without the extremely generous support of all of our donors.
This amazing amount will enable us to support so many good causes in our local community. We also could not do this without the support of our wonderful volunteer collectors, drivers, raffle helpers and of course our Santa’s!
Happy New Year one and all and let’s see how we can put these funds to good use this coming year.
If you missed Santa and his team and would like to make an online donation, you can visit: donations page.
Santa and his team of volunteer helpers from Maltby (Rother Valley) Lions Club are still keeping very busy indeed, as they make the sleigh runs throughout the North and South sides of Maltby and the Rother Valley. We thought we would just take this opportunity to share a few of the photos with you.
To see more images and for up-to-date info about the sleigh runs please visit our Lions Facebook Fanpage.
If you missed Santa and his team and would like to make an online donation, you can visit: our ‘ON-LINE’ donations page.
Santa has been trying on his new suit ready for the start of our Christmas Sleigh Runs. Thank you for attending our meeting Zone Chair David Theyers and passing on some very useful information. The Santa hat suits you!🎅
> > > Download – NORTH SIDE: SlleighsA5_2019N_web
> > > Download – SOUTH SIDE: SlleighsA5_2019South_web
Please note due to weather conditions: times/dates/routes may have to change.