The Round Table Santa float has been a familiar sight in the suburbs of Chester for more than 25 years – and 2015 was a record year, with £2,200 collected over four nights.

Santa made a special visit to Save the Family at Cotton Hall Farm where he met the children and presented £2,200 of Tesco gift cards.

Chester Grosvenor Round Table president Phil Robson said: “We’d like to thank residents in Hoole, Boughton, Newton and Vicars Cross for making us feel so welcome and supporting our campaign to Save the Family.

“This was the first year our Facebook fans were able to track Santa using a GPS app, and it made a big difference. On behalf of Round Table, we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.”

Chairman of Chester Round Table, Mike Caroe, added: “We are delighted to support Save the Family again at Christmas. We had a new float this year and a lot of help from friends of Round Table. We look forward to returning in 2016.”