SANTA EXPRESS 2020
For the 17th year running, the Poole Bay Rotary Santa Express will be out and about, bringing some much needed Christmas cheer.
We're delighted that BCP Council have granted us a licence, amidst the current pandemic. We have made some changes to the usual way we work. We also need YOUR HELP, to ensure that we can all keep safe this year.
In particular, we are asking you to:
donate on-line via our JustGiving page, rather than cash on the night
stay in your driveway, or by your front door, where possible
don't mix with other households on the pavement
leave the pavement clear for the elves
wear a mask
if you do donate cash, wash your hands when you go back indoors
We won't be knocking on doors this year. We hope to see as many of you as possible out in your driveways. If we do miss you, we're really sorry and look forward to getting back to normal next year. To let you know we've been, and how to donate on-line, we'll pop a Christmas card through your letterbox.
Many charities are in desperate needs of funds this year, with falling income and even greater demands on their services. We hope you'll support our Santa Express once again this year, and to help you do it safely, we've set up an on-line facility via JustGiving.
All cash donated on the night will be given to the lead organisation for that evening. Money donated via JustGiving will be split equally between the participating organisations.
Please check the dates below to find out the closest route to you.
Simply click on each route in the table below to access the map for that night. All our mid-week routes start about 6pm (5pm on Saturdays) and take about 2 hours to complete.
Just listen out for the music - you should be able to hear us as we approach!!
Please note that all timings are approximate and these together with the exact routes may vary depending on traffic conditions and weather. In the event of extreme weather an evening may be cancelled. We may also have to make changes if there are Government changes to the COVID-19 regulations.
For the latest information please check our Facebook page: pooleyoungrotary
all our helpers are volunteers
all timings are approximate and are for rough guidance only
Date Route Lead Organisation Start time
Fri 4 Dec Longfleet Poole Rotary 6.00pm
Mon 7 Dec Oakdale Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Tues 8 Dec Boscombe (new) Westbourne Rotary 6.00pm
Wed 9 Dec Upper Parkstone (south) Dorset Mind 6.00pm
Thur 10 Dec Canford Heath Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Sat 12 Dec Broadstone Poole Lions 5.00pm
Mon 14 Dec Hamworthy (east) Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Tue 15 Dec Southbourne Westbourne Rotary 6.00pm
Wed 16 Dec Upper Parkstone (north) Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Thur 17 Dec Stanley Green tbc 6.00pm
Fri 18 Dec Hamworthy (west) Parkstone Rotary 6.00pm
Sat 19 Dec Broadstone Poole Lions 5.00pm
Mon 21 Dec Upton (east) Upton community 6.00pm
Tue 22 Dec Upton (west) Upton Community 6.00pm
Wed 23 Dec Lower Parkstone Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm