Santa hits the streets for charity

Father Christmas, better known as Newmarket’s Labour Euro MP Richard Howitt dressed in a Santa suit and led the street collection for St Nicholas Hospice Care with other fundraisers in Bury St Edmunds.

A long-term supporter of the charity, Mr Howitt said: “It’s especially important at this time of year to offer support to those who face challenges this Christmas and New Year.

“I can think of no better charity to support than St Nicholas Hospice Care, who need to raise £11,000 every day from and for the communities they serve. “They need every penny, so it’s good to be on the streets helping the collection effort today.”