BBC Northwest Tonight presenter Roger Johnson became Santa’s little helper for the day at the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

Roger came along to support the children’s charity’s Selection Box Appeal, which has won ‘astounding’ support from Knutsford residents.

Between November 19 and December 19 CAFT is providing parties for 1,200 children, who will leave with arms full of gifts and treats – including a selection box for each child.

Helen Crowther from the charity said: “Roger visited to perform a very special duty in our grotto, becoming Santa’s little helper and giving out gifts to children from Lancasterian School in Manchester who were visiting for a day of festive fun.

“He was amazed to see the huge number of selection boxes that have been donated so far, and is now backing the charity’s appeal to collect as many boxes as possible this Christmas for children from all over our region.

“We are so grateful to Roger for sparing the time out of his busy schedule to lend a hand in the grotto, and we’re delighted that he’s joined our Selection Box Appeal.

“So far the generous people of Knutsford have donated an astounding 242 sweet treats, for which we’re so grateful, but we still need more please.

“Together we can give these amazing children special memories of Christmas they’ll treasure forever.”

The drop-off points are the trust’s charity shop on Canute Place in Knutsford, and here at the Adventure Farm.

People are asked to drop boxes off at CAFT only between Monday and Friday, and boxes will be collected until December 14.