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Cancellation of the Christmas Market.

We are sorry to announce that we have to cancel this year’s Christmas Market scheduled for Sunday 2nd December 2018 in the Hallcroft, Shepshed. It was a really sad decision for us to make but we have to face reality. We always try to listen to what the public would like from us. At last year’s market many people said to us that our market was too late in the season as they had visited events and had  finished their shopping. They suggested that they would like us to put it on earlier in the Christmas Season so we picked the 2nd December. However, we struggled to persuade many stall holders to support this years event. Many who supported us previously said they could not support us this year as they had booked into other events elsewhere. We could only find eleven stalls to come to the event. This meant that the event would not be of the same standard of the previous ones. We sincerely apologise to everyone, the stallholders who booked in, the brilliant school choirs who help make the event special, the Brass Band who entertain us with classic Christmas Carols. We hope to put the event on next year.

On Monday 3rd December 2018 Shepshed Lions Club, with the kind permission of the Central England Co-operative Society, and Santa Claus,will be putting his Santa Post Box inside the store at The Hallcroft, Shepshed. Every letter will receive a response from Santa Claus,so make sure that you put your address on the letter!! We would like to thank the residents and visitors who donated to our collection. Every penny raised will be used to support local people in our community.

Santa Sleigh Collections.

This year, Shepshed Lions Club held their annual Santa Sleigh Collections. However, this year was slightly different due to circumstances beyond our control. Some members were ill and could not help to collect the funds and it was necessary to do the best that we could, with the resources available to us. It was different this year but it was still successful and as President of the Club, I would like to thank all of the members and volunteers who helped to raise funds for local good causes. It is increasingly difficult to undertake this large event. We are an ageing membership (many of us are Senior Citizens) but we try our best. We have tried desperately to recruit younger members with little success, and also to recruit volunteers from our fantastic community to help us manage the larger events such as the Annual Charity Carnival and Santa Sleigh collections. This again was very limited in success. If you were disappointed with what we were able to do this year, we apologise, but it is beyond our control. We did, however, raise a large amount of funds that will be spent in our community for charitable good causes. We would like to thank everyone who donated to this project and promise you that we will always do our best for you, the fantastic and supportive residents of Shepshed. We greatly appreciate what you do to support us.