Scouts join Santa’s ride

Members of 1st Ashington Scouts who will be taking part in their Santa Sleigh collection.
Members of 1st Ashington Scouts who will be taking part in their Santa Sleigh collection.

Scouts are once again preparing to hit the streets to collect donations for good causes.

Members of the 1st Ashington Scouts will be out and about in the town in December collecting presents and donations.

The tradition was started by the local Lions club more than 20 years ago, with the Scouts taking over for the last three years, purchasing a new sleigh for Santa.

Last year the group made donations to the children’s ward at Wansbeck General Hospital and the local food bank.

The youngsters will now decide where the donations collected this year will go.

For more details on the collections, the route and days the sleigh will be out and about, go to www.1stashingtonscouts.org.uk