Bersted Park added to Christmas float route

Bognor Hotham Rotary Club's Christmas float
Bognor Hotham Rotary Club's Christmas float

SANTA will be making a special trip to North Bersted, due to public demand.

The Christmas float will be travelling the streets of Bersted Park, giving children and families the chance to meet Father Christmas and help raise money for local good causes.

Bognor Hotham Rotary Club has received many requests to visit the new housing estate, off Chichester Road, so it has been added to the usual routes.

Rotarian Brian Clarke explained: “Our club has now decided on the new venue in response to public interest.

“We are delighted to say that this tremendous feedback has encouraged us to find time in the busy schedule to fit in the new housing estate of Bersted Park.

“Father Christmas and his Christmas Float will tour Bersted Park, North Bersted, on Sunday between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.”

The Rotary club wants to thank everyone who has already met Father Christmas and his elves for their kind generosity on recent visits with the Christmas float to local streets and superstores in the Bognor Regis area.

Mr Clarke said: “The Christmas float’s first ever visit to Blakes Mead, Felpham, on Friday, December 2, was truly remarkable and resulted in hordes of children turning out to meet Father Christmas and they then followed his sleigh around the streets.

“The Christmas float day at B&Q, M&S, Next and Costa on Saturday, December 5, was so rewarding and made all the better by the individual store managers who kindly offered us their help.”

The float is one of the cub’s biggest projects of the year.

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