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Forget Reindeer, this year Santa needs a Tiger or two!

Forget Reindeer, this year Santa needs a Tiger or two!

Chris Day20 Nov 2023 - 08:43
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Volunteers required!

This December, Ely Rotary will once again be holding their Santa’s sleigh Christmas collections, and they need our help! We are looking for volunteers to escort Santa around the streets of Ely, helping to collect for a range of good causes.

Below is a list of the dates and routes the sleigh will be visiting, starting on Monday 4th December, and finishing on Tuesday 19th December. Volunteers would need to be at the start point at 6pm, with a finish time of around 8pm. Please note the age requirement for this is 16+.

Any help you can offer would be truly appreciated! The Rotary Club distributes part of the money collected to the organisations that support them, which would directly benefit the club. From last year’s donation we were able to replace the Minis pitch side flags, so please sign up! We already have several members of the committee signed up but would love to see plenty more.

Please contact club president Nadine Long at if you are interested.


Monday 4th December
Cromwell Road; Chief Street; West End (part); Little Lane; Hills Lane; Fieldside; St Ethelwold’s Close; Beald Way; Walsingham Way; St Ovin’s Green; West Fen Road (part); Downham Road (part); Egremont Street

Tuesday 5th December
Downham Road (part); Upherds Lane; West Fen Road (part); Dunstan Street; Althorpe Court; Priors Court; Kent Close; Benedict Street; St Andrews Way; Merlin Drive; Herons Close; Wren Close; Falcon Mews; Northwold; Elmfield; Arundel; Fleetwood.

Wednesday 6th December
Lynn Road (part); John Amner Close; Dalton Way; St Audreys Way; Buckingham Drive; Lynton Drive; Lynton Close; Bentham Way; Abbott Thurston Avenue; Philippa Close; King Edgar Close;

Thursday 7th December
The Chase; Mawson Close; Yorke Way; Canterbury Avenue; Longfields; St Johns Road; Morley Drive; Murfitt Close; Hollendale Way; Meadow Way; Briars Grove; Pasture Grove; Hereward Street; Debden Green; Hamilton Road; Landsdown Close; West End (part).

Friday 8th December
The Gallery; Silver Street; Parade Lane; Barton Road; Barton Square; Barton Mews; Back Hill; Dovehouse Close; Potters Lane; Station Road; Castlehythe; Annesdale; Victoria Street; Broad Street; Jubilee Terrace; Ship Lane; Cardinals Way; Lisle Lane (part); Brewery Close; Willow Walk; Willow Grove; Waterside; Osier Close; Fore Hill.

Monday 11th December
New Barns Road (part); New Barns Avenue; High Barns, Larkfield Road; Clayway; Ramsey Road; Deacons Lane; Lynn Road (part); The Paddock; Appleby Park.

Tuesday 12th December
New Barns Road (part); Bohemond Street; Crauden Gardens; Beech Lane; Prickwillow Road; Mulberry Way; Birch Close; Aspen Close; Buckthorn; Sycamore Lane; Henley Way; Summer Hayes; Juniper Drive; Guelder Rose; Holly Walk; Douglas Court; St Martin’s Walk; Newnham Street; Nutholt Lane.

Wednesday 13th December
Kings Avenue (part); Canute Crescent; Bishop Laney Drive; Langham Way; Thirlby Gardens; Goodwin Grove; Longchamp Drive; Allen Road; Turner Drive; Merivale Way; Carey Close; Wilford Drive; Felton Way; Compton Fields;

Thursday 14th December
Cambridge Road; The Turnpike; Gateway Gardens; Witchford Road; Pilgrims Way; Norfolk Road; Bedford Close; Suffolk Close; Warwick Drive; Northampton Close; Leicester Close; Hertford Close; Tower Road; Elysian Close; Houghton Gardens; Marriott Drive.

Friday 15th December
Columbine Road; Teasel Drive; Mallow Close; Cam Drive; Stour Green; Wensum Way; Chelmer Way; The Medway; Welland Place; Nene Road; Wissey Way.

Monday 18th December
Beresford Road starting at St Johns Road end, Kingsley Walk, Alexander Chase, Darwin Close, Collier Close, Brooke Grove, Tennyson Place.

Tuesday 19th December
Monarch Way; Brimstone Drive; Cleopatra Close; Skipper Walk; Emperor Green; Red Admiral Street; Apollo Chase; Williams Close; Lumley Close; Fitzgerald Close; Morton Close.

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