Round Tablers go extra mile so Nan can see Santa


Usually the 92-year-old would have been at her doorstep waving as Father Christmas passed

Brackley Round Tablers went the extra mile earlier this week to bring some Christmas cheer to a 92-year-old lady who is currently bed bound.

Bets, who’s known as Nan to many people, usually enjoys standing on her doorstep waving to Father Christmas as the Santa Float passes by.

But this year her daughter Claire contacted the Round Table to say Nan wasn’t too well and asked if there was anything they could do so she still managed to see Father Christmas.

Round Tablers agreed and so on Wednesday Nan’s bed was positioned in a good viewing location with the family filming the magical moment.

Dean Hitchens from Brackley Round Table said: “Her bed is not normally positioned by that window and the friends and family that were close by made quite a lot of effort rearranging the furniture to get her as near to the window as possible so she could see.

“The guys stopped outside, played the music really loud, and waited for Nan’s reaction and joined in. It’s one of the most pleasing clips to watch, and it brought a tear to us all.”

The volunteers from Brackley Round Table began this year’s Santa Float tour on November 25.

Dean said: “Our intention is that we go past every house in Brackley and the surrounding villages.   We do our best to bring Santa to many families who can’t afford to go and see him this year.   The cost of living is affecting everyone.”

Last year £11,400 was raised by the charities collecting alongside the Round Table.   This year has seen an increased demand for charity places.   Brackley Round Table doesn’t keep any of the money itself.

Anyone interested in getting involved with Brackley Round Table should contact them via Facebook.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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