Horley Lions Club’s Christmas Appeal raised £10,104 for good causes and charities.
It proved to be a mammoth exercise as it involved accompanying Father Christmas on 15 evening excursions around the streets of Horley, plus being with him when he chose to stay outside local stores greeting children and shoppers alike.
Many people and organisations assisted the members of Horley Lions in their 2015 Christmas Appeal, and in particular the club would like to thank The Redhill Corp of Drums, Horley Cricket Club Junior Section, Livingwell Taekwondo Club, The Girl Guides of Horley and 9th Horley Scouts.
“It was so good to involve the youth of Horley in this appeal and we are indebted to them for the support and enthusiasm shown,” a club spokesman said.
In addition many friends of Horley Lions took part in the collections ensuring that Father Christmas met his promise of visiting all the streets in Horley that had previously been published.
“Quite frankly we have been absolutely bowled over by the support we have received from the community as a whole, the people of Horley are quite simply the best, as they are always so supportive, emphasising the community spirit that exists within this town.”
In the New Year, all funds collected will be distributed and details of the beneficiaries will be announced soon.
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