In 1993 and 1994, a Christmas Sleigh was been taken around housing estates providing seasonal music and a visiting Father Christmas in support of a door-to-door collection.
This sleigh was abandoned in 1995, in favour of a 'Santa's grotto', which was set up at the entrance to the ASDA supermarket. Through the good offices of David Russell, the grotto was built by National Power and was re-erected and dismantled each year until it was replaced in recent years by a simpler format.
The Club is grateful to the management of ASDA for their continuing support over the
21 years of the Grotto. In 2015, the amount collected for charity was £5,570 giving a total of just over £93,370 over the 21 years.
Numerous charities have benefited over the years including
- Air Ambulance
- Skill 4 Living Centre
- Harrogate Homeless
- Well Spring Therapy
- Riding for the disabled
- St Michael's Hospice
- Essential Needs
- Rotary shelter Box Scheme
- Dementia Forward