Cranleigh & District Lions Club News – December 2021

Santa Sleigh – don’t miss the chance for Selfies with Santa

Christmas is coming and it will soon be time for Santa to start his rounds in Cranleigh. This year, we are offering you the chance to take a selfie with your children and Santa.

Our planned visit schedule is below, but as last year, we won’t be knocking at doors or giving out toys – just listen out for our bell and the sound of carols.

Santa’s Sleigh will be stopping at various points so you can say hello and get a selfie. Subject to the weather, he will be visiting on the following dates in December. If the weather’s wet, please check our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest updates.

Sunday 5th – Hitherwood estate starting 5pm. Overford Drive, Hitherwood estate, Nightingales estate, Trelawne.
Tuesday 7th – Summerlands estate starting 6pm. Sherrydon, Rydelands, up and around Summerlands
Thursday 9th – Park Mead estate starting 6pm. Taylors Crescent, Fettes Road, Bloxham Road, Park Drive.
Sunday 12th – Elmbridge Road area starting 5pm. Cranleigh Grange, Lashmere, Alfold Road, Marjoram Avenue, Elm Park, Willowbrook.
Tuesday 14th – Cranleigh Mead area starting 6pm. Seltops, Cranleigh Mead, Longpoles, Durnsford Way and Avenue Road
Thursday 16th – The new estates starting 6pm. Longhurst Park, Newlands, Parklands Drive, and Amlets Place
Sunday 19th – Wyphurst area starting 5pm.
Rowland, Parsonage, Glebe, Wyphurst Roads, Roberts Way, The Riding, St Nicholas Avenue.

We will have our collecting buckets out for our Hamper Appeal so please make sure you have some cash!


We are continuing with our Hamper Appeal again this year to help some of the less fortunate in our community to enjoy a few treats at Christmas. Given the hardships of the last year or so, we think it’s even more important this year.

The numbers we give grow every year. Last year it was a record 172. So to help us manage the logistics of such large numbers, we replaced individual hampers last year with Supermarket vouchers, and we will be doing the same again this year.

We will be collecting outside Sainsbury’s and the Co-op between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays 4th and 11th December. We will not be collecting food, but instead, we ask you to help us by donating generously on those days, either cash or card or via our new QR donations code.

And Finally…
Cranleigh Lions would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and to thank you all for your generous support. Without this support, we wouldn’t be able to help the less fortunate people of Cranleigh.


If you can’t find what you want in our Cranleigh shops and you decide to shop at Amazon, please sign up to Amazon Smile and select Cranleigh & District Lions CIO as your chosen charity. Amazon will then pay us 0.5% of the value of all eligible purchases.

Contact us
If you would like more information about the Lions or would like to help, please get in touch. or write to The Secretary Cranleigh & District Lions Club, Hillview, Smithwood Common, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QP. Check out our website:, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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