A FAMOUS face and a familiar group are the latest people to back our 2018 selection box campaign.

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, near Lymm, hosts Christmas parties at its base until December 19 for children who otherwise would not get the chance to celebrate.

So we have teamed up with them to ask for readers to donate what they can.

This week Roger Johnson, the BBC Northwest Tonight presenter, went to the farm to take a look at the volume of boxes already collected.

While the women from High Legh WI dropped off their collection after seeing the appeal in the Warrington Guardian.

But don’t worry if you haven’t had chance to pick up a box yet – we are appealing for donations until Friday, December 14.

The charity invites children from across the region to its base for a day of festive fun every Christmas.

Starting last month and running until December 19 they will be providing parties for in the region of 1,200 children, every one of which will leave with arms full of gifts and treats – including of course every child’s favourite – a selection box.

Helen Crowther, from the charity, said: “Each year we bring the fun of Christmas into the lives of children who sadly don’t enjoy the festivities as all children should.”

“We do everything in our power to ensure that they experience all of the fun and joy that Christmas can bring, and an important part of that is their visit to Santa and the sweet treats they can take home with them.”

There are five drop off points in Warrington for the appeal, you can either leave your selection boxes at the Warrington Guardian offices near the Village Hotel on Centre Park, or with Sarah or Phil at The Balloon & Gift Boutique on Horsemarket Street. Selection boxes, at Warrington or Penketh Fire Stations and Spire Cheshire Hospital.

The deadline for collections is Friday, December 14.

n For more information, call Helen Crowther at CAFT on 01565 830053.