Santa and the Rotary Club of Brightlingsea & District would like to thank the following for their most generous help in making the 2020 refit of his sleigh possible.
Tracey House-Barton and Joyce House in memory of the late Brian House, one of the originators of the Brightlingsea Santa Sleigh runs who remained an enthusiastic supporter throughout his life
Britau Scaffold Ltd, whose Managing Director Colin Gould supports Rotary projects throughout the year
Alice Davies, President of the Rotary Club of Brightlingsea & District Rotary Club
Peter & Shirley Bloomfield, longstanding Rotary members and sleigh supporters
Vivien Chapman, incoming President of Brightlingsea & District Rotary Club
Mersea Trailers Ltd, for their help in finding a new trailer base for the sleigh at a very special price
Brightlingsea Sailing Club, for providing workshop space for the refurbishments to be carried out
Brightlingsea Boarding Kennels & Cattery, for providing summer storage for the sleigh
Marks Tey Radio, for helping to refurbish and replace the sound system
We Love Pets Colchester who have sponsored the production of the clear fabric rain canopy
David Gibbons, for Project Managing the refurbishment of the sleigh
Paul Aldrige, for providing joinery services during the sleigh refit
Richard Beavis, for providing electrical services during the sleigh refit
John Malone, for providing all the new sleigh signage
Simon Clarke, who is making the rain canopy
All the many Elves and Rotary Members who provided help with lifting, shifting, cleaning, painting and generally refurbishing the sleigh.
Fiona Brown, who runs a mean spreadsheet, helps coordinate the schedule and publicity and wields the paintbrush
And last but by no means least Rotarians Ray Stollery and Roger Abrams, who have led the sleigh project for many years and who continued provided invaluable support and advice during this most recent refit and oversee all the sleigh operations.