A Sweet treat in store for locals

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
The Wickham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service’s lolly run will liven up the town on Christmas Eve.
Camera IconThe Wickham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service’s lolly run will liven up the town on Christmas Eve.

Children in Wickham can expect a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as the local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service gears up for the annual Lolly Run.

The Lolly Run has been taking place for more than 20 years in Wickham, with the whole community getting involved and pitching in.

WVFRS volunteer Madison Ninaus said they asked for donations for the lollies every year.

“The community helps to fund it, the adults get involved too, and everyone loves it,” she said.

As in previous years, Santa will sit in the smaller truck, while the big fire truck will follow it and start a water fight with anyone game enough to get involved.

Ms Ninaus said all members of the WVFRS had got together to decorate the trucks with tinsel.

“It gives us time to spend together as a fireys family while having some fun with the community,” she said

“For the people that are left in town, there’s often not a lot to do on Christmas Eve, so this gives Wickham something.”

The Lolly Run will start at noon and make its way around town, finishing about 6.30pm.

Hourly updates on the trucks’ location will be posted to Wickham’s FYI Facebook page.

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