Thorne Rural Lions will once again be escorting Santa and his Sleigh around the area as part of their Christmas fundraising activities.
The sleigh will be at a number of locations throughout the festive period in the lead up to Christmas Eve.
Thorne Rural Lions are also supporting McDonald’s Thorne in their Christmas Toy Appeal.
Mike O’Reilly, franchisee owner of the McDonald’s restaurant at Thorne Retail Park, said: “We have started a Christmas Toy Appeal to donate toys and gifts to local children & teenagers whose families may be having a tough time this year.
“The initial response has been great and toys have already started to some in.
“If you’re out shopping and can afford an extra gift, no matter how big or small, then please drop it off with us at McDonald’s Thorne and we’ll make sure they get to the Thorne Rural Lions who will get them to children in time for Christmas”.
The Lions will be taking the sleigh to Mcdonald’s Thorne, at Thorne Retail Park near J6 of the M18 motorway, on Wednesday 13 December at 6pm.
Toys can also be handed to the Lions at any of the locations where the sleigh is out and about.
Santa and his Sleigh for dates for 2017 are as follows:
Thurs 23rd Nov – Doncaster Deaf Trust, Christmas Lights Switch On
Fri 1st Dec – Charity Corner, Thorne, 4.30pm-5.45pm (Christmas Lights Switch On)
Fri 1st Dec – Stainforth
Sat 2nd Dec – St Edwin Church Hall, Dunscroft, 11am-1pm
Sat 2nd Dec – Hatfield
Sun 3rd Dec – Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall; Lions’ Christmas Party (SEND), 12noon-4pm
Mon 4th Dec – Edenthorpe / Kirk Sandall
Tues 5th Dec – Frenchgate, Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT)
Tues 5th Dec – Moorends
Weds 6th Dec – Dunscroft
Thurs 7th Dec – Hatfield Woodhouse, Lindholme, Blaxton
Fri 8th Dec – Kirton Lane, Thorne & Stainforth
Sat 9th Dec – Hatfield’s (am/lunchtime)
Sat 9th Dec – Hayfield
Sun 10th Dec – Doncaster Deaf Trust children’s party
Mon 11th Dec – Sykehouse, Fishlake, The Oval & Crescent (Dunscroft)
Tues 12th Dec – Frenchgate, DCDT
Tues 12th Dec – Edenthorpe West
Weds 13th Dec – Thorne North (McDonald’s, 6pm)
Thurs 14th Dec – Finningley
Fri 15th Dec – Thorne Market Place
Fri 15th Dec – Auckley
Sat 16th Dec – Mencap Christmas Lunch
Sat 16th Dec – Barnby Dun
Mon 18th Dec – Dunsville
Tues 19th Dec – Frenchgate, DCDT
Tues 19th Dec – Thorne South
Weds 20th Dec – Mencap Christmas Disco
Weds 20th Dec – Edenthorpe East
Thurs 21st Dec – Hatfield
Fri 22nd Dec – ASDA (Doncaster)
Fri 22nd Dec – Kirk Sandall
Sat 23rd Dec – Thorne Market Place
Sat 23rd Dec – Branton
(6pm unless otherwise stated; All dates subject to change; tbc – to be confirmed)