Lions Santa Sleigh A Resounding Success – Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club

Lions Santa Sleigh A Resounding Success

Tom May – Congratulations on Completing the ELITE LONG COURSE
October 17, 2017
Santa Sleigh Fundraiser
January 25, 2018

Our first year supporting the Lions in their Christmas Cakes and Pudding sales via the Santa Sleigh has been a tremendous success thanks to the many volunteers who have come out for one or in many cases, multiple shifts.

The total count on $$$ raised will be available shortly but even more than the money raised has been the experience for kids and parents as we shared in the Christmas spirit and had a great time while also supporting the Brighton Lions in their fundraising effort.

We had 2 shifts a week for the past 4 weeks and unfortunately had to call off a couple of the nights due to heat.  Our Santa’s were verging on 80+ years old and none of them wanted to be on the sleigh in anything past 34.  Can’t say I blame them.

I can’t thank the tireless volunteers enough.  The kids who participated did a fantastic job.  They were great ambassadors for our club and for the Lions project.  It was a great opportunity for them to hone their math skills, their sales skills and it was definitely a great fitness opportunity as my step tracker usually had us somewhere around 5000 to 6000 steps (and my legs are longer than most over the kids…).

I strongly recommend that we take this on as a club again next year.  Those who participated would hopefully all agree that it was a great bonding experience for the kids and adults and it was a great way to gain exposure for our Surf Club in conjunction with the Lions.

Sincerely,

Jeff Strachan