ALL four of Tameside’s Rotary clubs have been forced to cancel their traditional Santa’s sleigh visits to local neighbourhoods due to lockdown restrictions.
The four clubs – Tameside; Stalybridge and Dukinfield; Hyde; Denton and Audenshaw – have issued the following statement.
It read: “We very much regret that, owing to the pandemic and very strict regulations on social distancing, the Father Christmas Floats of Denton and Audenshaw, Dukinfield and Stalybridge, Hyde and Tameside will not be touring the streets or visiting the supermarkets of Tameside this year.
“Father Christmas is very unhappy about this situation and he hopes that things will be back to normal next year. In the meantime, he and all his helpers are working very hard to make toys and presents to deliver on Christmas Day for children all over the world.
“People all over the country will know that the monies given to Rotary at Christmas time finances all the local and international projects that Rotary donates to.
“By not being able to collect personally, the local clubs are hopeful that donations will still be made through websites such as JustGiving. Watch out for news on the individual clubs facebook/social media sites and websites.”