TURTON Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh is back in business after being taken off the road last year over safety fears, just days before its first planned outing.

Repairs are complete and the sleigh is ready take Santa and his snowmen touring north Bolton streets raising money for charity. The first outing is at Edgworth lights switch on tomorrow. President Andrew Waller said: “It was heartbreaking that the sleigh had to be taken out of service, but previous president Mike McNicholas stepped in with his 1968 MGC classic sports car to enable us to make our street collection. The sleigh is always popular and it is great to have it back in action.” Our members, along with Bolton le Moors Rotary Club, will once again be on the streets and at local supermarkets raising money.The Sleigh Appeal has raised nearly £270,000 over the years.has been raised in that time and we are hoping for another bumper year again.”We must also thank RRG Bolton Toyota for the loan of their liveried car, plus local supermarkets Asda, Morrisons and the Co-op for allowing us to collect outside their stores. He thanked Severfield UK Limited who carried out the necessary repairs free of charge.

nSee Santa at Morrisons, Harwood, Saturday, Dec 3, 10am to 6pm;Friday St Anne’s Church Chapeltown Lights Switch On and Edgworth Barlow InstituteSunday December 4 Co-op Bromley Cross 11am to 5pm; Monday December 5 Egerton Area 5.30pm to 8pmx; Tuesday December 6 Oldhams Estate Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx, Wednesday December 7th Templecombe Drive Area 5.30pm to 8pm; Saturday December 10 Asda Astley Bridge 10am to 4pm; Sunday December 11 Morrisons Harwood 11am to 5pm; Monday December 12 Hall ‘ith Wood Estate 5.30pm to 8pm; Tuesday December 13 Turton Heights Area Bromley Cross 5.30pm to 8pm; Wednesday December 14 Bradshaw Meadows, Bradshaw Hall Drive Areas 5.30pm to 8pm; Monday December 19 Bromley Cross Area 5.30pm to 8pm; Tuesday December 20 Sharples, Holden Avenue Area 5.30pm to 8pm; Wednesday December 21 Morrisons Harwood 10am to 6pm.