Black Santa Belfast
The ‘Black Santa’ tradition at Belfast Cathedral was started in 1976 by Dean Sammy Crooks. The local press described Dean Crooks as Belfast’s Black Santa because of the iconic black robes worn during the sit out. The Dean uses the sit out to raise funds for local charities with over 500 helped last year. The charities involved with Black Santa range from mental health and homeless charities, medical research, those caring for children, youth and the elderly, the improvement of employment opportunities, as well as a host of small charities which cannot afford paid fundraisers. A proportion of the funds is also given to Christian Aid.
This year Dean Forde will be wearing a brand new beanie embroidered with the new Black Santa logo. This is a limited edition offer, so buy one today before they sell out. They make an ideal stocking filler and a brilliant way to support this year’s Black Santa Appeal.
**PURCHASE BEFORE DECEMBER 18TH TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY FOR CHRISTMAS**