Could you be our Santa?

A CARE home is looking for someone who will play Father Christmas during the festive season.

Staff at the Bannatyne Lodge care home need a jolly soul to be Santa during various events in the run-up to Christmas.

These include a Christmas fair from 1.30pm on Saturday, November 19 and the home’s Christmas party in the week leading up to Christmas Day.

The role was previously played by the home’s handyman Bill Brazier, but he is unavailable to don Santa Claus’ bright red suit this year.

Dawn Minto, the home’s personal activities leader, said: “We could really do with someone from Hartlepool or east Durham stepping in to Santa’s shoes – the residents would be so pleased.”

Anyone interested in playing Father Christmas can contact Dawn on (0191) 5869511.