EXACT has, for over 33 years, undertaken a tour with Santa in and around the local areas of Coatbridge and Airdrie in the 9 evenings leading up to Christmas. They usually collect in excess of £10k for local good causes but in recent years, their member numbers have dropped considerably and they are now struggling to fulfil the nights and collect donations.
If you have any evening spare in December and would like to get involved, please contact the organisation completing their online application form at:
or connect through their Facebook site: XACTSanta
Volunteers will be required to attend TOM premises in Airdrie on the agreed evening at approx 5.30pm to receive a quick volunteer briefing, collect their ID, Hi-Vis waistcoat and collection tin, in readiness for following Santa to that evening’s pre-arranged collection area. Volunteers must be suitably dressed for walking in winter conditions and physically fit enough to undertake door to door collections.
Those selected will be required to attend a safety induction & registration meeting for approx 1hour during the weekend of the 24th / 25th November (location and date to be confirmed).
This year, 60% of the total amount raised will be split between local groups, with the remainder being used to provide small grants to support some local groups who are not able to participate in the collection.