Charity collects more than £12,000 over festive period

PUBLISHED: 16:28 04 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 04 January 2016

Collectors from Rotary Club of Sidcup - Picture Credit Derek Hope

Collectors from Rotary Club of Sidcup - Picture Credit Derek Hope


The Rotary Club of Sidcup visited more than 100 streets

A Sidcup charity has raised more than £12,000 following a series of collections across December.

Throughout last month, The Rotary Club of Sidcup joined in the festive spirit, even dressing up as Father Christmas along with his team of helpers.

The team attended events in Sidcup throughout the month, including the Sidcup Sparkles Christmas event.

As well as appearing at the event, the team were also pulled around on a sleigh, towed by friend of the club, Peter Pryor.

The club were towed to a total 116 streets across Sidcup, raising money for a range of charitable causes.

Using the funds, the club aims to raise funds to benefit charities on a local, national and international level.

Norman Hamblyn, president of the club said: “Thanks to the generosity of the people of Sidcup we have raised over £12,000 with the event of this year, all of which will help charities.

“We would be especially happy to hear from local charities and good causes in need of support.”

The club has asked local charities and good causes to come forward with suggestions on how they may benefit from the money raised across last month.

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