SANTA filled his sack with cash as his sleigh travelled around Southwick.
The proceeds of the Adur East Lions’ four-day collection in December were handed over recently.
A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Rockinghorse, a Brighton-based children’s charity.
Lions club president Susan Saunders said: “Every pound of this donation will be spent on projects that benefit the children and families using the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
“If you would like to have a say in how the Lions spend the funds they raise then find out more by visiting www.adureastlions.org.uk, ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/adureastlionsclub or ringing 0845 8337356.”