CHILDREN everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief now that Santa has been rescued from a rooftop in Wrexham.
Father Christmas got stuck on the roof of a house in Mill Gardens last Saturday night when Rudolph suddenly took fright and flew off without him.
Luckily the members of Red Watch at Wrexham Fire Station came to the rescue and used their aerial platform to bring him back down to earth again.
Julie and Alwyn Hughes, who live in Ashburn Way, had been hoping for a visit from Santa when they covered their house with Christmas lights and decorations to raise money for charity, but they were delighted to see him safe and sound after the firefighters put his feet firmly on the ground.
Alwyn said: 'We started decorating the house about six years ago and we've just kept building it up every year since then. Last year we raised £730 for charity and this year we're hoping to get up to £1,000. The money will be split between Nightingale House Hospice and Huntington's Disease Association.
'On Saturday night we put on a buffet and drinks, and neighbours and local businesses donated prizes for a raffle. We made more than £400 that night alone and from now on I'll be standing outside with a bucket every day from 4.30 in the afternoon until about 10 at night.
'We'd like to say a big thank you to the members of Red Watch for joining in the fun - it certainly attracted a lot of attention for us when Santa started shouting for help from the top of our house!
'We get people coming to see the lights from all over the place and we hope that there will be lots more still to come so that we can reach our target for the charities.'