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Father Christmas to visit Leybourne ahead of Christmas

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Father Christmas is arriving early for children in Leybourne.
The man in the big red coat will ride his sleigh into the village tomorrow night to say hello to families ahead of Christmas day.

Santa on his sleigh in Leybourne (24690643)
Santa on his sleigh in Leybourne (24690643)

The annual event is set up by Kings Hill Rotary Club and the First Leybourne Scout Group to raise money for the scout's summer activities.

Organiser for the last four years, Michelle Brennan said: " We knock on doors to visit children and spread Christmas cheer, you can sit with him on his sleigh and have your picture taken.

"It is loved in the village, we even started getting messages at the end of November asking when he would be visiting.

"We normally raise around £800 and that helps to fund summer activities for the scouts and cubs. "
You will be able to see Santa tomorrow night as he makes his way through the village.

Santa and Michelle Brennan (24692409)
Santa and Michelle Brennan (24692409)

The cub leader added: "We try to cover every road accessible there are a small number of places that the vehicle can't get to.

"We are praying for good weather"

He will set off from the Old Rectory Pub in Little Market Row, before heading to Baywell, onto Wheatfield, then down to Barleycorn, along to Lillieburn, Old Orchard and then finishing at Harvest Ridge.

It is free to pay him a visit with donations welcome.

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