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7949 santaSanta was at the Langstone Cliff Hotel where he distributed over £27,000 to 11 local charities. The Vale of Haldon Lodge No.7949 donated £100 to each of the 11 charities.

Their Worshipful Master helped the Charity Steward of the lodge distribute another record total to local charities. The bulk of the money is raised through a monthly bingo session where a draw is also held. The 11 chosen charities get involved with the monthly draw, each helping in their allocated month. They also generate donations from local businesses and individuals. In the 5 years of running the monthly Bingo and draws, over £75,000 has been distributed to local causes. Nearly 400 locals paid at least £10 each to help.

Pictured are the ladies from Cockwood School with Santa and our Charity Steward.

David Bennett
Vale of Haldon Lodge No.7949