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Santa visits Whitland early

THE Narberth & Whitland Rotary are well known in the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Districts. The members have excellent contacts within the communities and are pleased to announce  that Whitland Air cadets have volunteered to assist Rotary in raising badly-needed funds for the Whitland Food bank.

Their contacts are so good internationally that they managed to recruit Santa  to travel all the way from Greenland to Whitland recently. Santa arrived in his bright red suit, without his sleigh, sitting astride his faithful friend Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and they toured many of  the local streets looking for chimneys to deliver his presents to children on Christmas Eve.

Whilst Santa was there he also checked out the route for a charitable Santa Fun Run & Stroll to be held at 12 noon on Sunday, December 11, starting and finishing at the Whitland Bowling Club in Parc Dr Owen. Locals are invited to join in and help raise funds for the Whitland Food Bank. Entry details may be found on the website nwrotary.co.uk

Whilst in Whitland Santa also called in to see sponsors of the event Messrs Davies Builders Merchants and The Co-op. Rotarian Secretary Chris Williams thanked Oliver Prosser, Store manager of the Whitland Co-op for kindly donating sweets to be given free to children who will be  taking part in the Santa Fun Run.

At Davies Builders Merchants one of the founders of the business Mrs De Banks also met Rotarian Treasurer Sue Pridmore who confirmed the generous financial donation which Rotary received to cover the cost of advertising Banners. Children under the age of 8 will be entered free of charge provided they are accompanied by an adult for safe-guarding purposes.

Entry forms can be found on the Rotary Website nwrotary.co.uk and entrants will be able to collect their red  Santa suits at the Whitland Bowling Club at 10.30am on the day of the event. The Mayor of Whitland has kindly offered to start off the race at 12 Noon prompt on Sunday, December 11.