ROCHDALE ONLINE: Christmas with Rotary Middleton raises over £7,000 for local causes

Posted on 3rd January 2022 by Fred Wall

Rotary Middleton has been working hard since November to get the local community into the festive spirit, and its efforts have paid off as the humanitarian group has raised over £7,000 for local causes.

The festivities began by helping the Middleton Shopping Centre, which saw Santa Claus set up a grotto to meet the town’s boys and girls. Even his reindeer flew into Middleton Gardens for a quick visit before a busy Christmas, sponsored by S Wellens and Sons.

Rotary Middleton also accompanied Santa on a tour of Middleton with a Christmas float in early December, meeting more local children and bring some cheer to everyone. They were joined by Hopwood DePree, who is restoring the Grade-II* listed Hopwood Hall Estate in Middleton, and some of the hall’s Friends group.

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