The Burghfield Santas are a group of local residents that create fun events for the residents of Burghfield and the surrounding area to raise money for local charities.
It all started with Santa Cruise 15 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents. We wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fundraising is not just for Christmas but Easter too. The Bunny Hop was born, closely followed by Burghfest which satisfied our need for good music, good company & good local beer.
In 2019, we raised a truly astonishing £41,000 for a range of great local causes including, of course, the amazing Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Owing to the Coronavirus our major events were canceled in 2020 but we did get Back to the Sack for the Craic before lockdown, opened the Socially Distanced Bulging Sack on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer and ran a Christmas beer takeaway service.
These smaller events raised almost £10,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as providing a chance for the community to get together.
Thanks for all your support.