SANTA’S sleigh will be out bringing Christmas cheer to people around the north of Bolton from Friday.

Turton Rotary Club has revealed when the man in red and his snowmen will be touring the streets and raising money for charity.

The first outing will be at the Asda in Astley Bridge on Friday before heading to Edgworth for the village’s lights switch-on.

Turton Rotary Club president Peter Gaskell said: “The sleigh is always popular, as much with adults as the children. Our members, along with Bolton-le-Moors Rotary Club, will once again be on the streets and at local supermarkets raising money.

“The club’s Christmas Sleigh Appeal has been in operation for many years and we are very proud of the fact that nearly £280,000 has been raised in that time and we are hoping for another successful year.

“We must also thank RRG Bolton Toyota for the loan of their liveried car, plus local supermarkets Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op for allowing us to collect outside their stores.”

On Friday, Santa will be at Asda in Astley bridge from 10am to 5.30pm before making his way to The Barlow in Edgworth for the switch-on at 6pm.

Saturday, December 2, he will be at Morrisons in Harwood from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, December 3, he will be at the Co-op in Bromley Cross from 10am to 4pm.

Monday, December 4: Egerton area, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, December 5: Oldhams Estate, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Wednesday, December 6: Templecombe Drive, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Saturday, December 9: Asda Astley Bridge, 10am to 4.30pm

Sunday, December 10: Sainsbury’s Bromley Cross, 11am to 5pm.

Monday, December 11: Hall’i’th Wood Estate, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, December 12: Turton Heights Area Bromley Cross, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Wednesday, December 13: Bradshaw Meadows, Bradshaw Hall Drive Areas, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Saturday, December 16: Sainsbury’s Bromley Cross, 10am to 6pm

Sunday, December 17: Morrisons Harwood, 10am to 4pm

Monday, December 18: Bromley Cross, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, December 19: Sharples, Holden Avenue, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Friday, December 22: Asda Astley Bridge: 10am to 6pm

Saturday, December 23: Morrisons Harwood, 10am to 6pm