Santa Parade 2018 Leadgate Task Force

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After many weeks preparation the Annual Leadgate Task Force Santa Parade for the children of our village was held on Saturday 8th December 2018

The Final Preparations

On the afternoon of Friday 7th December an intrepid band of volunteers assembled at the Engine Shed to decorate Santa's Sleigh. By 1230 on the 8th the transformation was complete

Ready to go and meet the children

The First Stop - New Road - Cricket Club Corner

The parade was greeted by many excited children at the first stop, soon Santa and his helpers got off the Sleigh to deliver some early Christmas Cheer

Smiling Happy Faces

Walking Along Leadgate Front Street

I bet you know what you want for Christmas

Nuts Barbers Shop - St Ives Road

Santa Looking for a Quick Shave

Onwards to Laurel Drive & Dunelm Way

The Croc of Gold

The Jolly Drovers

Lunch and a present
Dont know what I want for Christmas
The Camera is over there
This is a nice day out

Derwent Crescent

Still staying on time, the parade reaches Derwent Crescent

Our Co-Op elves and their adoring public
Santa delivers a present to charlie

Watling Street Play Area

With the light fading quickly the parade set off for the Play Area travelling via Bradley Cottages and the Hat & Feather

Cold but happy to see Santa arrive

clearly the members and helpers enjoyed the day

Santa - Mrs Brown and the naughty elf
Sheltering in the co-op
the mug shot
Our own Naughty Elf
come on you lot - nearly finished


Clearly such an event requires a lot of help from local businesses and people, we would like to thank the following:

  • Leadgate Co-Op not only for raising the funds for this years presents but also 3 fantastic elves who accompanied Santa, much to the delight of the children of Leadgate
  • Mrs Brown (aka Brian Lewins)
  • Peter & Tony Suddes for the provision of the Tractor & Trailer
  • Big Al (aka Alan Elliott) - our Tractor Driver
  • Gary Carverhill for use of the Engine Shed
  • Gary Wilkinson for providing the Santa Chair
  • Greg Peart for the kind donation of the Carpets for the Sleigh
  • The Golden Lion, Nuts Barbers and Leadgate Cricket Club for selling tickets for our Christmas Raffle

And Special thanks to the main man himself - Andy Plant

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Photos by David Lavery

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