Children’s Christmas party to kick off Santa’s sleigh visits

CHILDREN in Bristol are being invited to a free festive party complete with games and food at our car dealership on Pennywell Road to kick off Santa’s sleigh visits taking place next month (December, 2015). 

We’re hosting the event on Saturday, December 5 to launch the Downend Round Table’s Santa Sleigh, which raises money for charities in the Bristol area. 

Terry Thurgood, our General Manager, explained: “We can’t wait to host our Christmas party for children in the area. There will be party games and food as well as Christmas activities and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

“We decided to host the party as we are involved with the Downend Round Table’s Santa Sleigh visits and thought it would be a great way to kick off the charity fundraiser.  

“We have given the Downend Round Table the use of a Nissan Navara 4x4. They will use this to tow Santa’s Christmas sleigh around the community and to transport Santa to meet children in December. They will also be collecting money for local charities at the same time. Santa and his sleigh will make their first appearance at our Christmas party.

“We like to support organisations in our area and we are delighted to be able to help the Downend Round Table with its community fundraising initiative.”

After the Christmas party the sleigh will be appearing at the Saltford Santa Dash on Sunday, December 6 at the Saltford Sports and Social Club Ground, located behind Saltford Community Hall.

Members of the Downend Round Table will then travel with Father Christmas in his sleigh around the city to areas including Downend, Frenchay and Emersons Green on selected evenings until Christmas Eve, December 24.

Steve Lansdale, Chairman of the Downend Round Table, added: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wessex Garages for loaning us the Nissan Navara. Without their help the annual fundraiser wouldn’t have been possible.

“It is fantastic that they are also hosting a Christmas party for local children to launch our fundraiser. We hope to see lots of families at the party as it’s the perfect chance to see our sleigh and Santa himself up close.”

The free Christmas party will take place at Wessex Garages on Pennywell Road on Saturday, December 5 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

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