DURHAM Wildlife Trust is searching for people to play Father Christmas during December and raise money for conservation work.

The trust manages a wildlife garden at Strikes Garden Centre in Lambton Park, Chester-le-Street, and runs an information cabin at weekends and bank holidays.

Strikes manager David Welch has offered to help the trust by hosting Santa in his grotto at weekends throughout December, with the proceeds donated to the Durham Wildlife Trust.

Anyone interested in the role can contact David Welch on 0191-385 5154.