Mounts Fire & Rescue invite Santa to Northampton town centre for night of hot food and live music

The charity night has been organised by the crew of Mounts Fire Station
The charity night has been organised by the crew of Mounts Fire Station

Santa will ride into Northampton town centre on a vintage fire engine tomorrow for a festive charity night by Northamptonshire Fire & rescue.

Santa will ride into Northampton town centre on a vintage fire engine tonight for a festive charity night by Northamptonshire Fire & rescue.

An evening of live music, hot food and fundraising will be held on the market square starting at 6.30pm tomorrow (December 14) in aid of the National Children's Burns Trust.

Organiser and Mounts Fire & Rescue firefighter Steve Corcoran said: "We've put together something for the general public to enjoy. We don't expect anything back but we will be there with buckets to collect for the Children's Burns Trust and any donations will be appreciated.

"We hope it will be a great night and I hope we will have a big turnout."

Santa Claus himself will be chauffeured onto the square by the Mounts Fire Station crew on the back of one of their vintage fire engines to join in the festivities at 5.30pm, with presents to hand out to children.

Meanwhile, supermarkets Sainburys have supplied 250 mince pies for the occasion while Northampton's Friars Farm pantry shop will be putting on mulled cider.

Local artists Kara Hamer, Rebecca Buckley and Adam Harilou will be performing live on stage with a mix of carols, festive hits and pop songs starting at 6.30pm.

The free family event is the first what hopes to become an annual fair.

The Children's Burns Trust is a national charity provides rehabilitation support for burned and scalded children and their families.