Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Santa's got new wheels

Santa has been given new wheels to spread a little Christmas cheer in Neath Port Talbot this year.

And his old wheels will be rolling into scores of communities thanks to the Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society (WAFERS).

Neath Port Talbot Council's special events team have recently bought a new sleigh and have donated the old one to WAFERS, who will be hiring out the vehicle to community groups throughout the county borough.

Mr Malcolm Evans, Company Secretary of WAFERS, said: "We are delighted take on ownership of the new sleigh.

"We have vehicles and skilled drivers available to tow the sleigh and enough room at our workshops to store and maintain it.

"We would be more than happy to pull the sleigh at locally arranged events for a small charge to cover the cost of our fuel and, if required, we can arrange for Santa to be in the sleigh as well."

Neath Port Talbot Council leader Ali Thomas said Santa can reach more communities as a result of the Council donating the sleigh to WAFERS.

He said: "The Council didn't want to scrap the old sleigh and felt that it could benefit local community groups.

"I am overjoyed that WAFERS have taken receipt of the sleigh and will be bringing a little bit of Christmas magic to scores of local communities in Neath Port Talbot."

Any community groups wishing to use WAFERS to tow the sleigh with, or without their own Santa, at a forthcoming christmas event can contact call Malcolm Evans on 01639 635761 or leave a message on the following answerphone: 01792 321933.


Post a Comment

| Home | Main Site | About Us | Contact Us | Follow us on Twitter | Join us on Facebook |