THE ROTARY Club of Leigh have confirmed that Santa will tour his sleigh around the streets of Leigh this Christmas, with children deserving of a festive treat.

With children anxious that Santa's sleigh may not return due to Covid-19, the rotary club have said that "nothing is going to stop Santa bringing some joy to children and parents this Christmas."

From Tuesday, November, 30, Rotarians will be towing Father Christmas around the streets of Leigh and Lowton, to ensure kids can get a glimpse of the festive hero.

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Rotary President Andre Winstanley said: "After the problems of the last twenty months, children and their parents deserve to have a treat this Christmas. Our members have been busy cleaning up the Sleigh, ready for action.

"Please carefully check where we will be this year, as we have to make a change each year, so that we can get to as many streets as possible. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have children on the Sleigh, but they can stand next to it for photos.”

Donations during Santa's tour helps the rotary club distribute funds to good causes across the community, which is encouraged more than ever since the pandemic and a lack of regular fundraising.

Every penny collected, goes to good causes and we hope that people will donate by going to our Just Giving Page or by using their mobile phone and sending a text to 70460, saying LEIGHSANTA plus the amount you want give, for example, to give £2, text LEIGHSANTA 2 to 70460.

The donation sites can also be accessed on the Leigh Rotary Website or Facebook page.

The list below shows the general areas Santa will visit from 6pm, but a more detailed list of individual streets will be on the Journal and Rotary website in the coming weeks.

30th Nov Tues Lowton - Newton Rd areas

1st Dec Wed Firs Lane West & Plank Lane areas

2nd Dec Thur Warrington Rd areas

6th Dec Mon Firs Lane East & Wigan Rd South areas

7th Dec Tues The Avenue & Holden Rd areas

8th Dec Wed Pennington North – Bonneywell / Diamond

9th Dec Thur Chapel St & Manchester Rd areas

10th Dec Fri Higher Folds

13th Dec Mon Town Centre – Orchard St / Railway Rd areas

14th Dec Tues Lowton – St Helens Rd areas

15th Dec Wed Wigan Rd North & Nel Pan Lane areas

16th Dec Thur Pennington South

17th Dec Fri Westleigh – Abbey Lane / Westbourne Ave areas

18th Dec Sat Sydney Ave & Hayman Ave areas (from 4pm)

Santa will also be from 10am - 4pm at: Asda - 27th Nov & 11th Dec; Bents - 28th Nov & 12th Dec; Tesco - 4th & 19th Dec; Morrisons - 5th & 21st Dec; Bradshawgate 18th Dec.