KIND hearted Kinver Rotarians are in desperate need of help ahead of their Christmas schedule.

There are fears that thousands of local children could miss out over the festive period unless the Rotarians  can find some drivers to help tow their Christmas sleigh.

A change in circumstances has left the Rotarians without a driver and vehicle to tow  the trailer on which the sleigh is mounted.

Santa's sleigh has become a popular sight aroun the areas of Kinver, Enville, Wollaston and Wall Heath since its inception back in 1986 when the Rotary Club of Kinver was formed.

Since then, Santa's sleigh has helped raise well over £150,000 for good causes.

Roy Sanders, who has been a leading light throughout the life of the sleigh, said: "We need help from people who are prepared to give up a few hours to bring lots of pleasure to both children and adults.

"We're looking for drivers with a study car and fitted tow bar who can help, especially in the evenings.

"If we cannot find people to help,  then numerous local charities would miss out on much needed income,  which is even more important in these troubled times."

Santa's sleigh already visits six local schools in addition to greeting customers at Aldi stores in Wollaston and Kingswinford.

The   sleigh also plays a prominent role during Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog and at Kinver's  late night shopping bonanza.

But there are fears that evening visits to local care homes could be in jeopardy unless more help is at hand.

If anyone can help could they contact Roy Sanders on 01384 265477 or at