Crosby Rotary Club have decided the coronavirus pandemic is not going to stop them from spreading the festive spirit.
Santa will still be doing his rounds of the north Liverpool suburb on his Covid-safe sleigh, subject to rules and restrictions as Merseyside exits national lockdown into tier 2.
Bill Jenkins, president of Crosby Rotary club, said: “Obviously it depends on the regulations when we get there but we’re hoping that come December 2 they’re going to relax them a bit.
“We’ve been doing this for over 50 years and it’s considered an institution now in Crosby.
Due to coronavirus, the club is unable to accept cash donations like usual and have asked people to donate via text instead. All proceeds made will be going to local charities that have struggled for funds since the start of pandemic.
Said Mr Jenkins: “Most people say it’s not Christmas until the float comes round and so many people like seeing it, both young and old, it would be a shame to not do it this year.
“There’s two reasons why we’ve decided to continue with it. We’re hoping to lift the spirits because of the period that we’re going through and we want to continue raising money for local charities. It’s our biggest fundraiser and the feedback we have had is that everyone is looking forward to it.”
For further information on how to donate, visit Crosby Rotary Club’s Facebook page HERE.
See Santa’s routes from December 10-22 on the post below.