Father Christmas spotted at events across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

High Storrs School Christmas Fair. Emily Heath and Elsa Moxley have fun pinning the red nose on the reindeer
High Storrs School Christmas Fair. Emily Heath and Elsa Moxley have fun pinning the red nose on the reindeer
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People across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit this year.

Events and celebrations have been taking place across the region.

High Storrs School Christmas Fair. Santa tends to his reindeer

High Storrs School Christmas Fair. Santa tends to his reindeer

Father Christmas has been spotted at several locations in the area, while people have embraced the season of giving by making donations to various good causes.

At Whiteways Primary School in Page Hall, Sheffield, staff, pupils and parents united to put together festive food parcels for the food bank at the Rock Christian Centre in Pitsmoor.

Learning mentor Rohan Wilson, from the school, said: “A lot of our families are in need, especially at this time of year, and we thought it would be good to give something back.

“We had food parcels in each classroom and in the staff room and got contributions brought in by mums and dads. We had a great response - it was brilliant.”

Andrew Birtwhisltle,right, from the Rock Christian centre receives food parcels from Whiteways School. From left Mum, Nalia Malik with children, Dawud, eight and Imaan, six and Rohan Wilson from the school

Andrew Birtwhisltle,right, from the Rock Christian centre receives food parcels from Whiteways School. From left Mum, Nalia Malik with children, Dawud, eight and Imaan, six and Rohan Wilson from the school

Mr Wilson said the school plans to have more food parcel appeals next year, in addition to supporting charity events such as Red Nose Day and Children in Need.

Meanwhile, in Chesterfield, the Christian Life Church put together hampers full of gifts which will be handed to organisations which help vulnerable women in the local area.

Also feeling festive are the girls at the June Gill School of Dance, who had a visit from Santa at Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool, Sheffield.

And Santa’s social schedule did not end there – he also visited High Storrs School Christmas Fair in Sheffield.

Christian Life Church Chesterfield. The church has made hampers full of gifts which will be handed to representatives who help vulnerable women in Chesterfield. Sarah Benger.

Christian Life Church Chesterfield. The church has made hampers full of gifts which will be handed to representatives who help vulnerable women in Chesterfield. Sarah Benger.

NSST-Stephen Hill Methodist Church   June Gill School of dacne has Santa coming and the girls will present him with Aquaboxes

NSST-Stephen Hill Methodist Church June Gill School of dacne has Santa coming and the girls will present him with Aquaboxes