PRINCESS Anne made her third visit to Ellesmere Port in as many years on Hallowe’en.

HRH The Princess Royal visited AbitibiBowater’s Bridgewater mill in North Road to unveil a paper bank in her capacity as president of Save the Children UK.

The company has already raised £1m for the charity as part of a kerbside recycling scheme.

And after launching the new distinctive blue bank they are vowing to donate £5 per tonne of waste collected.

During her visit on Friday afternoon, Princess Anne met local dignitaries, including borough mayor Keith Butcher and MP Andrew Miller, as well as Save the Children volunteers and staff at the paper mill.

Inside the premises she unveiled a plaque to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bridgewater mill.

The distinctive blue bank features the Save the Children logo, together with the slogan “We Save the Children. Will you?”

A video of Princess Anne’s visit is available to view now at