Larbert Round Table folding after 50 years
After over half-a-century of helping the local community Larbert Round Table is being forced to cease operating due to lack of members.
A Larbert Round Table spokesperson said: “After over 50 years – and with a heavy heart – we have taken the decision to fold Larbert Round Table at the end of this month.
“Unfortunately this will mean there will be no more Santa float or Hogmanay ceilidhs. In order for these events to run we would require at least six new members. Over the last few years we've tried to recruit without success and our numbers are now too low that it's not feasible to continue operating.
“We have enjoyed raising money supporting local causes and bringing Santa to our streets and regret that we can't continue. Thank you for your support over the years.”
At the end of last year remaining round table members managed to go ahead with their annual Santa sleigh despite COVID-19 restrictions.
The rounf table sleigh was still able to cruise majestically down the streets of Larbert area in the run up to Christmas, but there were no collections of cash on those nights.
Instead the Round Table set up a Just Giving page to allow people to still make donations to the great causes the organisation supports. year.
At the time a Larbert Round Table spokesman said: “We are delighted to be able to bring our Santa float to a street near you – albeit with adaptions in line with government guidelines. It has been an incredibly tough year and we recognise there may be more in need this year than ever before.”