This festive period the Specsavers team in Hyde had a special visit from Santa  who visited the store to collect a sack full of presents donated by the team for Key 103’s ‘Mission Christmas’ to give an extra gift to disadvantaged local children to make their Christmas morning special.

Arriving in Hyde on a Harley

Leaving the reindeers in Lapland, Santa arrived on his Harley Davidson motorbike for a super speedy collection of the generous presents given by staff in store.

Store Director, Diane Wood, says: ‘Christmas is such a special time for children, and we wanted to go the extra mile to help make sure that all children, no matter what their circumstance, have something to open on Christmas morning.

Santa’s arrival on his motorbike to collect the gifts from the store for the children caused quite a stir!’

Helping to make Christmas special

One in three children are living in severe poverty in Greater Manchester, which means there are children going to bed without a hot meal in a house without central heating, and over 150,000 children in the area may not have a present to open on Christmas Day.

In 2015 the initiative raised over £2 million in gifts and cash and supported over 51,500 local children.

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