Bexhill Lions Club has started its busiest fundraising month of the year.
The annual Christmas Appeal started on Tuesday 1st with the traditional house to house collections with Santa and his sleigh.
Visits were made to Buxton Drive and Hornbeam Avenue.
Next week they will be out and about in Seabourne Road, Gwyneth Grove, Chantry and Colebrooke Road and Royston Gardens and Links Drive, from December 21.
Appeal Organiser Brian Comber commented: “We schedule the rounds for specific evenings but always leave a couple free each week as cover for bad weather cancellation on a particular night.
“We collect between 6pm and 8pm and all Lions members will be wearing their Lions Tabards.
“We really enjoy doing this and seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as Santa comes down the streets makes it all worthwhile”.
On Saturday the Lions hosted their big Santa Dash event on Bexhill seafront, which saw more than 100 people dressing up as Father Christmas to take part and raise money for charities and good causes.
This year the Lions also worked with the “Heart of Sidley” team to provide gifts from Santa and taking part in the Sidley Lantern parade and celebrations on Thursday December 3.
Members will also be out with their barrel organs for street collections in Devonshire Road, Western Road and in Little Common. The Lions will be collecting outside Tesco, Ravenside, on Saturday 12 , Sunday 13 and Thursday 24 . They will also be at Sainsbury’s on Christmas Eve.
Lion President Paul Fleming said “ The money collected during the December Appeal allows us to support so many worthy causes and individuals in the local community.
“We could not do this without the support and outstanding generosity of residents in Bexhill, Sidley and Pebsham.”
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