CHRISTMAS TREE OF GOOD WILL
Every year as Christmas approaches the Rotary Club of Lewes, teams up with the Barbican and Castle Rotary Clubs and the Lions to help Santa to tour Lewes, Kingston and Ringmer, delighting young children and fundraising for local charities and individuals in need.
The collections are carried out over twelve nights in December prior to the Christmas celebrations. Starting at 6 p.m. we cover a specific local area each night and use over 150 collectors over the 12 night period. We aim to cover the whole of Lewes, Ringmer and Kingston. Although this is a Christmas event, planning starts much earlier in the year.
We collect, on average, over £5,000 per year. This is used in part to supply food vouchers for some of the less fortunate local families. The remainder of the money collected is available for local charities and meeting needs throughout the coming year.