The Christmas Float has a special place in the hearts of Middleton people, it has been seen on the streets each year for over 65 years. The funds we collect from your donations, a sum in the thousands, is given back to charities, individuals and good causes in the Middleton area. Over the last few years your generosity has funded:
Helped to build a community garden
Supported local schools to make sure all children can go on educational trips abroad
Supported local youth sports organisations such as football and gymnastics clubs, jujutsu and boxing clubs, trampolining and cricket clubs
Helped to provide defibrillators
Supported local talent such as our world beating ballroom dancers
Funded local theatre productions and workshops
Supported local club Archaeological Society and Brass Band with their overheads
Helped fund local neonatal care
Helped buy new equipment to replace old and worn out items for our local uniformed groups and church
Funded the Life Education caravan so it could visit two schools per year
Funded flowers and planters in support of our local in bloom efforts
The list goes on.
None of this funding would have been possible without your help and that’s why, although we are not running the float this year, it is vital that we still raise funds. Unfortunately 2021 could well be a particular bad year for charities and local groups and without your donations we cannot assist them. So please consider making a contribution and together we can support our town in 2021.