Burghfield Santas

We are a group of local residents that create fun events for the residents of Burghfield and the surrounding area to raise money for local charities.

Click on the images below for more details about our upcoming events.

Bulging Craic 2020
Santa Cinema 2020
Burghfield Box Kart Bash 2020
Burghfest 2020
Burghfield Santa Cruise 2020

It all started with Santa Cruise 15 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents. We wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance .

We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fund raising is not just for Christmas but Easter too. The Bunny Hop was born, closely followed by Burghfest which satisfied our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

The next challenge was to return racing to the historical home of the Auclum Hill Climb, so in 2017 we launched the annual Box Kart Bash.

In 2018,  we opened The Bulging Sack, our very own Pop Up Pub and in 2019 we acquired a mobile bar, The Wandering Sack, so now we can Pop Up anywhere!

Last year, we raised a truly astonishing £41,000 for a range of great local causes including, of course, the amazing Thames Valley Air Ambulance .

Thanks for all your support and let’s see if we can beat this figure in 2020.

Event Calendar

Our event calendar is below. Use the subscribe button to keep updated.

Mar
14
Sat
The Bulging Sack – Back to the Sack for the Craic!
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
10
Fri
The Bulging (Egg) Sack – Pop Up Pub
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
8
Fri
The Bulging Sack at Burghfield May Fayre
May 8 – May 10 all-day
Jun
20
Sat
Burghfield Box Kart Bash – Movie Night
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kick-off Box Kart with an open air cinema experience.
For details see boxkart.org.uk/santa-cinema

Jun
21
Sun
Burghfield Box Kart Bash
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soap Box Derby in aid of local charities.
For details see boxkart.org.uk

Sep
25
Fri
Burghfest Day One
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.uk

Sep
26
Sat
Burghfest Day Two
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.uk

Dec
5
Sat
The Bulging Sack – Pop Up Pub
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
12
Sat
Burghfield Santa Cruise
Dec 12 all-day

In aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
For details see santacruise.org.uk

Dec
19
Sat
The Bulging Sack – Pop Up Pub
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Coming in 2021…

Burghfield Birdman – How far can you fly?

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring a Burghfield Santa’s event is a great way to increase your visibility within the local RG7 community and also supports a very worth-while cause.

Sponsorship opportunities include sponsoring a trophy at BoxKart, displaying  your logo on the Burghfest beer glasses or even Adopting a Santa!

Sponsorship opportunities start at £50.

We are currently looking for sponsorship for:

For more details download our Sponsorship Guide or contact us at admin@burghfieldsantas.org.uk.

A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

BlueSKY
Parkers
TK Travel

along with all the other local businesses that support us.

Do Your Bit

Would you like to get involved and raise money for your organisation?
You can!

Any local community group, church, youth organisation, PTA etc can register as a “Burghfield Santa’s Affiliate” and provide volunteers for our events. In return, for every shift completed by these volunteers, the Affiliate will be awarded a “DYB Coin”.

At the end of the event, we will then distribute  a portion of the money raised to the Affiliate based on the number of “DYB Coins” they have received.  We anticipate each “DYB Coin” being worth approximately £25, but this may vary depending on the profitability of the event.

Interested?  Please register as a Burghfield Santa’s Affiliate.  All we ask is that as an organisation you commit a minimum of 5 volunteers for at least one of our major events; Box Kart Bash and Burghfest.

Please register now or contact us at dyb@burghfieldsantas.org.uk if you have any questions.


Closing date for registration is 30th April 2020.

If you registered in 2019 no need to register again. We will contact you directly.

Thanks to the following organisations who have signed up so far.

2402-Squadron-Air-Cadets
Willink-Pta
Creating-Better-Futures
Royal-Berkshire-Stags
Garland-School-Association
Friend-of-SUN
Save-the-Children
Clarify-Foundation
Womens-Institue
Mrs-Blands-School-Association

Are you an individual looking to volunteer?

The Burghfield Santas is a voluntary organization and our events would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at any of our events or help organize them, please contact us at dyb@burghfieldsantas.org.uk.