Spread a Smile of Joy

Ask 100 people what they most associate with Lions Clubs and the number 1 answer is likely to be the Santa Sleigh. At Castle Bromwich the Christmas Sleigh is our biggest fundraising event of the year, but it’s so much more than just fundraising.

Before we became Lions Eric and I helped with the Santa Sleigh. Not surprisingly, Eric loved it despite having a whinge about how silly he looked in his elf outfit. What was somewhat unexpected though was that I not only “survived” the experience, but felt I had gained something from it. I’m the original Grinch at Christmas, but like the Grinch I found pleasure in the smiles and joy of the children meeting Father Christmas and the general feeling of good will that prevailed.

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most. A smile. The gift of time. The realisation that Santa Claus really does exist.

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Categories: Castle Bromwich Lions, Fundraising

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