East Coast Truckers delight Norfolk and north Suffolk children with Christmas party

Christmas came early for 100 disadvantaged and disabled children from Norfolk and north Suffolk this Saturday as they enjoyed a party with a very special visitor.

The children travelled to Hellesdon High School, in Norwich, for The East Coast Truckers' Christmas party, where they enjoyed food, music and presents.

All were delighted to receive their gift from Father Christmas, with each of the presents bought to meet their individual needs.

Mike Read, volunteer public relations officer for the charity, said the party is one of the of the major events that the group does each year.

He said: 'The children just look forward to it so much. As early as the convoy in August we were being asked when the Christmas party was being held this year.'

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The charity is well known for its truck convoy that takes the children from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills in August, but although there have been fears the 26th run may have been their last, Mr Read said they were now quietly confident that the convoy would go ahead next year in some form.

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