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Santa and his GG elves bring joy and wonder to Woodthorpe

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the York Rotary Club and York Mind in York.

  • Nick Griffin
  • York runner
  • Ed Woollard
  • Vicky
  • James Tilburn
Wednesday, 13th of December 2023
Led by York runner

Five GG Yorkies (4 elves and 1 Santa) met Andrew from Rotary York Ainsty for our annual Santa sleigh procession around Woodthorpe. The hardy elves ran and walked from house to house and we soon got pretty warmed up as we collected LOTS of coins and plenty of notes as well. We enjoyed hearing various messages on people's Ring doorbells (although Ed didn't believe me until he heard one himself). There were plenty of families waiting on the street corners for Santa, who seemed to enjoy himself almost as much as the children. Lots of people said how they looked forward to seeing the sleigh year after year as it's become a real Christmas tradition. After almost 2 1/2 hours and with very heavy buckets we got back to our starting point and it was time for a quick photo with the sleigh before we headed home. A lovely feel-good mission to get us feeling Christmassy!

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