In the spirit of the season of goodwill and cheer, the Rotary Clubs of Roundhay and Leeds came together for the second consecutive year to host a magical Santa’s Grotto for children. The collaborative effort took place at Sainsbury’s Moor Allerton over the weekend of 9th and 10th December 2023, bringing joy to families and raising funds for two deserving charities – Martin House and Simon on the Street.

Volunteers from both Rotary Clubs worked tirelessly to create an enchanting and inviting Santa’s Grotto at Sainsbury’s Moor Allerton. The festive setup served as a delightful backdrop for children to meet Santa Claus and share their Christmas wishes.

Embodying the spirit of the season, Rotarians and their friends dressed up as Santa Claus, adding an extra layer of magic to the event. Their commitment to bringing smiles to children’s faces exemplified the Rotary Clubs’ dedication to community service.

Beyond the joyous atmosphere, the event served a dual purpose by raising much-needed funds for two charities – Martin House and Simon on the Street. Volunteers from both charities joined hands with members of rotary on the day. The funds generated during the Santa’s Grotto weekend will contribute to supporting these organizations in their noble missions. The Rotary Club of Headingley also played a crucial role by contributing volunteers to the collaborative effort. The presence of volunteers from both charities added to the sense of community, fostering a spirit of togetherness during the festive season.

The event not only brought joy to the community but also helped raise the profile of the Rotary Clubs of Roundhay and Leeds. By showcasing the dedication and involvement of Rotarians in community initiatives, the Santa’s Grotto event highlighted the positive impact the clubs have on the local area.

A special note of gratitude goes to the management and team at Sainsbury’s Moor Allerton for providing the venue and supporting the event. Their partnership was instrumental in making the Santa’s Grotto a resounding success. No amount of praise would be sufficient for the dedicated volunteers who contributed their time and effort to set up, run, and clean up after the event. Their selfless commitment played a pivotal role in spreading joy and making the Santa’s Grotto a memorable experience for all involved.






Get in touch with Roundhay Rotary Club:

0113 266 6203