A Facebook campaign to save the Dunstable Christmas float has been gathering support since it was announced last week that the service has come to an end after 50 years.
‘Bring Back The Santa Float’ was created by Michelle Clarke of Toddington on Tuesday December 10 and attracted 260 members in its first day.
As the Gazette revealed last week, the Dunstable and District Round Table Christmas Float will not be making an apearance in the town and surrounding areas this year, due to health and safety restrictions and a lack of volunteers.
Michelle said: “All ideas welcome – we have to get him back. Hopefully if we all pull in together, we stand a chance.”
Many people have so far offered their time, money, vehicles, costumes and decorations.
Support was also gathered on the ‘Spotted: Dunstable’ Facebook page, where dozens of people offered to volunteer.
Resident Brad Blake said: “I’m sure there must be a local business who would want to put this together? Great PR for them at Christmas.”
Tammie Sanders said: “Christmas is a time for magic – if enough people are on board getting it ready shouldn’t be too hard.”
The group, and the Gazette, attempted to contact Dunstable and District Round Table in an attempt to see if the float can be saved, but received no response by time of going to press.
If you would like to help, visit www.dunstable.roundtable.co.uk.