Santa Claus has come to the town of Elgin for his sixth annual visit to help the community raise fund for North East children’s charities.
Much to the delight of the local children, he stopped by the Bishopmill area of the town for the first leg of his tour.
Santa and his helpers will be arriving in New Elgin this evening with bucket loads of sweet treats to hand out to youngsters as he goes past all the homes.
This is organised every year since 2014 by kind-hearted sisters Janice Gregor and Yvonne Milton to gather donations from generous locals for The Archie Foundation and Clic Sargent.
The duo set up the Gregor Girls Fundraising organisation to raise funds for the charities which both support children and their families who are bravely battling cancer in hospitals across the North East.
Sitting in a beautifully decorated carriage pulled by horses adorned with flashing likes to resemble Rudolph, Santa brings a smile to every child’s face who aligns the street and to many more thanks to the donations they collect in the buckets.
Last year they managed to raise over £2,000 from both Santa visits.
Mrs Milne said: “We’re hoping we have another good year this year.”
“It’s good fun and the community really pulls together but it’s great to be able to give back to the local charities as well.”