Search

Santa flies in to Harold Wood for float fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 10:21 03 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:20 11 December 2014

The float paraded the streets of Harold Wood

The float paraded the streets of Harold Wood

Archant

Santa has taken an unorthodox approach to his PR campaign and enlisted the help of some local government councillors.

Saint Nick has teamed up with Harold Wood Cllrs Brian Eagling, Alex Donald and Darren Wise, who are touring the streets on a sleigh to raise money for The Rainbow Trust children’s charity in Station Road.

So if you look out of your window and wonder if Christmas has come early this year, don’t worry, it hasn’t, but it is spreading some festive cheer.

The annual event has raised more than £10,000 in the six years it has been running thanks to donations from cheerful residents.

Cllr Wise said: “The generosity of local residents is wonderful to see in these times of hardship.”

Cllr Eagling added: “Local children are so pleased to see Santa Claus outside their house and this brings a welcome smile to their faces.”

Cllr Donald said: “I’d like to thank Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule and the tourists whether elf or reindeer for bringing a boost to the local economy.”

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

25 minutes ago

Groups of travellers have set up camp across the borough so that they can attend a funeral in London.

12:00

Children in care and care leavers were invited to discuss future careers at the council’s first recruitment event.

The team behind the running of a Grade II listed building is appealing for more volunteers to get involved.

Havering Council is set to agree a 3.78pc increase in next year’s Council Tax rates at a meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 20).

Yesterday, 18:30

The London Fire Brigade was called to help cut two men out of their cars following a car accident in Romford earlier today (Tuesday, February 20).

Yesterday, 17:00

A Titanic enthusiastic that built a model of the ship, has loaned his creation to a museum as it is due to hold an exhibition on the British passenger liner.

Yesterday, 15:00

Growing up in a house where it is tradition to watch a horror film almost every Saturday night, I naturally have a love for all things dark and twisted.

Yesterday, 13:50

KFC has announced more store closures after delivery problems meant that it ran out of chicken.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now