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Santa’s Sleigh starting points

Good evening everyone, here are the starting points for Santa’s Sleigh, we will update you at the end of every night as to where he will be starting from the following day. Please note that this event is weather dependent and we are at the mercy of the local traffic conditions.
Fitzwilliam – start at the Catchpenny Pub
Streethouse – start from Featherstone end going to the Meadway Estate
Sharlston – start at the Christmas Tree
Ackworth – start in Dicky Sykes Lane then into Maddison Ave
Featherstone – start at top of hill by Farmer Copleys and head into town
Santa will be playing his music nice and loud and his sleigh will be well lit. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Santa’s Sleigh is getting to roll!

Santa has got his travel itinerary!
(Please note these times are from approximately 6.30 pm onwards)
Santa will be playing his music so you’ll know where he is!
Monday 3rd – Travelling around Fitzwilliam
Tuesday 4th – Travelling around Streethouse
Wednesday 5th – Travelling around Sharlston
Thursday 6th – Travelling around Sharlston
Friday 7th – Tesco’s in Hemsworth from 10am
Saturday 8th – Tesco’s in Hemsworth from 10am
Monday 10th – Travelling around Featherstone
Tuesday 11th – Travelling around Featherstone
Wednesday 12th – Travelling around Featherstone
Thursday 13th – Travelling around Featherstone
Friday 14th – Co-op in Ackworth from 10am
Saturday 15th – Co-op in Ackworth from 10am
Monday 17th – Travelling around Ackworth
Tuesday 18th – Travelling around Ackworth
Wednesday 19th – Travelling around Ackworth
Thursday 20th – Travelling around Ackworth
Friday 21st – Asda at Glasshoughton from 10am
Saturday 22nd – Asda at Glasshoughton from 10am

Baking competition update

Good afternoon everyone. We’re sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the upcoming baking competition. We will be contacting all current entrants as soon as possible about this. We will be working hard to bring this competition back as soon as possible.

Lions are on the prowl!

That’s right, we’re on the lookout for people that want to help make a difference in the community. We always welcome new people into our group, the more members we have, the more we can do in the community. So if you want to get involved with a lively group of people then please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.


About Lions

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is “We Serve.” Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

For more about Lions Clubs, go to

Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.