Santa brings festive cheer to Levenmouth

Santa on tour. Pic: Andrew Beveridge.Santa on tour. Pic: Andrew Beveridge.
Santa on tour. Pic: Andrew Beveridge.
Lockdown restrictions and social distancing could not stop Santa from bringing some festive cheer to streets in Levenmouth at Christmas.

Teaming up with the Rotary Club of Leven, Santa, toured the streets of Levenmouth, and, while he could not hand out presents or collect funds because of restrictions, that did not stop him from giving a festive wave to children, and adults, in the area.

Raimondo Valente, chairman of the Rotary club, said the reaction of locals had been “astounding”, describing the tour as a “phenomenal success”.

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It is the first time the club has organised a tour around the area for Christmas – but Raimondo said he hopes to be able to do it again in the future.

Pic: Andrew Beveridge.Pic: Andrew Beveridge.
Pic: Andrew Beveridge.

“Christmas is a time when you want to try and do something special,” he added.

The club were given help from others in the community. Kennoway Community Shed built the sleigh, Monturpie Guest House provided the trailer, and RBW Autotec provided the manpower to light up the sleigh, as well as the driver, Robert Brownlie, and van.

As well as organising Santa’s popular trip around the area, the Rotary club also donated and erected a Christmas tree at Cameron Hospital, bringing some festive cheer to the hard-working NHS staff and patients.

The club has also been helping throughout lockdown, providing meals to those in need. It has given funds to the team at the Arden House Project, which has then made the meals – around 60 every week.

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