Inaugural Cape Burney Santa Run spreads Christmas cheer

Members of the Cape Burney Bush Fire Brigade with Father Christmas at the Santa Run.

Members of the Cape Burney Bush Fire Brigade with Father Christmas at the Santa Run.

Members of the Cape Burney Bush Fire Brigade put on a show for local residents with their first ever Santa Run over the weekend.

The brigade packed into their truck and made their way through the streets of Cape Burney across to Rudds Gully Road to spread Christmas cheer this festive season.

Over 230 bags of lollies were donated from local, Veronica Woods, and handed out to local families and there was an appearance from the man of the moment, Father Christmas.

Cape Burney Bush Fire Brigade Captain, Rob Roffey, said the exercise was all about spreading good cheer.

“The response from the community was overwhelming and it was such an amazing feeling to see families out on the street cheering us on,” he said.

“Our goal for this exercise was purely just to spread Christmas cheer over this festive season.”

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said this sort of community exercise was a great testament to the people who perform a very important job in our community.

“It’s great to see our volunteers out and about spreading festive cheer, it’s what this season is all about,” he said.

“It’s also a great time to remind people to be bushfire safe this summer.”

The Cape Burney Bush Fire Brigade say they hope to make this an annual event.