Money from generous residents poured into collection buckets as Santa’s sleigh toured Alton throughout December – and now it’s time to dish it all out.

The annual sleigh tour is organised by Alton Round Table and the 8th Alton Scout Group to aid charities, good causes and people in need in Alton and its surrounding villages.

Requests for cash from Santa can be made before the March 3 deadline by visiting the website

An independent group of local people will review all the applications for a donation to ensure there is a fair process for distributing the money.

All of the funding decisions will be made by the end of April 2023.