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Lions name the reindeer - 'Moonlight' & 'Cinnamon Gallopsalot'

Naming the reindeer

(Photo - Elisabeth from Deighton Gates Primary School (left) and Lilly from St James Primary School receiving their winners' prizes from Morrisons Community Champion Mark Hopkins (extreme left) and Wetherby Lions President Tim Ritson)

Rudolph is resting in preparation for Christmas Eve and has asked two of his friends to tow Santa's sleigh around Wetherby during December. The Lions invited local primary schools to take part in a competition to name these friends of Rudolph. Lilly's suggestion was 'Cinnamon Gallopsalot' and Elisabeth's was 'Moonlight' - winning each of them chocolates from Bon Bons and a hamper (even more chocolates !) from Morrisons.

Presenting the prizes to the winners, Tim Ritson said "As everyone knows, this has been a very tough and dismal year for a large number of us but the Lions felt they would like to create as much sparkle around Christmas as possible. We hope this competition has added a little bit of the magic of Christmas and Santa will still be visiting homes around Wetherby to bring some festive cheer to as many people as possible.

Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, he will not be able to distribute any gifts and children can only wave to him from their gardens or windows as he passes by with the Lions".

You can see Santa on the streets of Wetherby from Thursday 3rd December, to see the specific dates and nightly locations <click here> You can also see exactly where Santa is each night between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on his tracker <click here>

Santa’s Elves will not be collecting donations on the outings. However you can still make online donations via the Wetherby Lions’ Virgin Money Giving page. <Donate here>

Santa will also be making an appearance at Morrisons Supermarket car park on the Saturdays of 12th and 19th December, again he will be 'socially distanced' however he will be pleased to see you to give a wave.

NOTE: Santa is currently subject to the travel restrictions in place as part of 'Lockdown2', should these restrictions continue to apply to the newly assigned 'Tier 3' restrictions, Santa will not travel on the planned visits. It's easy to check <click here>

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We look forward to your continued support.

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