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 Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local charities.

It all started with Santa Cruise 17 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 fundraising 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.

2018,  saw the launch of  The Bulging Sack, our very own Pop Up Pub. This came to its own in 2020 when due to the coronavirus our major events were canceled.  It opened Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer and raised almost £10,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as providing a chance for the community to get together.

In 2021, coronavirus was still impacting our event schedule but we were able to open The Bulging Sack, in the summer and Burghfest returned bigger and better than before.

Over the years, with your help,  we have raised over £300,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local charities.

Thanks for all your support.

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 £40, 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 events.

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

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.