PUPILS of Dee Banks School, Chester were treated to a visit from Father Christmas.
He brought a gift, donated by members of Mollington Banastre Health and Leisure Club and its staff, for every one of the 75 pupils.
Braving the chilly streets of Chester in an open top bus, Father Christmas even brought with him his own supply of snow.
“The children were mesmerised,” said Helen Maxwell, deputy head of Dee Banks, “and the presents are spectacular.”
Dee Banks School caters for pupils aged two-19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism.
Mollington Health and Leisure Club has been donating gifts to the Dee Banks school every Christmas for the last eight years.
Volunteers pick a child’s name, age and suggested gift from a hat. Presents this year included an Everton shirt, MP3 players and chart CDs.
Charlie Bennion, 10, pictured above, was so pleased with the Power Rangers outfit he received he wore it to school every day this week.
The use of the snow machine and the vintage bus which carried staff and members of the health club through the streets of Chester was donated by Mike Edwards of Chester Radio Taxis.
Hannah Clarke, Mollington Banastre Leisure Club manager said of the journey to the school: “Other car drivers waved at us and cheered us on. It was a fantastic day.”