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 19 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 2023 we raised £41,654 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and over £10,000 for other local groups and charities through our Do Your Bit scheme.

For more details see the Burgfiled Santa’s Annual Report.

Thanks for all your support.

Event Calendar

Mar
15
Fri
The Bulging Sack – Back to the Sack for the Craic!
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
The Bulging (Egg) Sack – Pop Up Pub
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
10
Fri
The Bulging Sack at Burghfield May Fayre
May 10 – May 12 all-day
Jul
5
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
12
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
19
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
26
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
2
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
9
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
16
Fri
The Bulging Sack – in the Park
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.