Barry Santa Sleigh routes raise over £8,000 for local good causes

This years Barry Round Table Santa Sleigh routes have raised over £8,000 for local good causes.

The charity, which has been spreading festive cheer since 1972 took their sleigh on 18 routes around the Town this December, along with stops at Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Home Bargains during the weekends.

In a post shared on social media, the group shared the news of their fundraising achievement, along with some impressive figures about the time, energy and hours put into delivering what has become a Barry Christmas tradition for many families.

A team of 15 Round Table elves and 139 supporters walked 11,036km during December, giving out over 8,500 sweets and volunteering 728 hours, all whilst raising £8,000 which will be distributed to local good causes in 2022.

Speaking to Bro Radio, Barry Round Table Chairman Dan Campbell said "After cutting our routes short in 2020 due to covid restrictions, we were delighted to be out for a full month spreading Christmas cheer, putting smiles on peoples faces and making memories once more."

"Despite the pandemic, the local community has been so generous in their donations and the time given by various voluntary groups to support us on our routes, along with our sponsors who help us get the sleigh ready each Christmas."

"We'd like to thank everyone for their time and look forward to distributing the funds raised in 2022, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Barry Santa Sleigh."

Anyone looking to request funding can apply via barryroundtable.co.uk/funding/

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