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Santa Parade raises funds for St Bees RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 29 November the annual Santa parade organised by St Bees Parish Council made its way through the village. A large number of the villagers came out to see Santa and his many elves.

Santa & Elves on the road

RNLI/Colin Wadey

The Parade

Father Christmas along with his band of cycling elves met the children of the village and then turned on the Christmas lights.

A collection for St Bees RNLI was made during the parade and raised an incredible £295.00.

St Bees volunteers would like to thank Father Christmas for coming, the Parish Council for organising the parade and the villagers of St Bees for their generosity.

All the volunteers at St Bees RNLI would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Colin Wadey, St Bees RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on [email protected] or Claire Elshaw, Regional Media Officer on 07468 353082 Claire_Elsh[email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

Santa meets the children

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Santa meets the children
Santa's Elves cycling through St Bees

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Cycling Elves

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