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Santa flies in to Harold Wood for float fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 10:21 03 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:20 11 December 2014

The float paraded the streets of Harold Wood

The float paraded the streets of Harold Wood

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Santa has taken an unorthodox approach to his PR campaign and enlisted the help of some local government councillors.

Saint Nick has teamed up with Harold Wood Cllrs Brian Eagling, Alex Donald and Darren Wise, who are touring the streets on a sleigh to raise money for The Rainbow Trust children’s charity in Station Road.

So if you look out of your window and wonder if Christmas has come early this year, don’t worry, it hasn’t, but it is spreading some festive cheer.

The annual event has raised more than £10,000 in the six years it has been running thanks to donations from cheerful residents.

Cllr Wise said: “The generosity of local residents is wonderful to see in these times of hardship.”

Cllr Eagling added: “Local children are so pleased to see Santa Claus outside their house and this brings a welcome smile to their faces.”

Cllr Donald said: “I’d like to thank Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule and the tourists whether elf or reindeer for bringing a boost to the local economy.”

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