CHILDREN from across the Cirencester area will have an opportunity to receive a letter penned by Santa Claus himself this Christmas.

Youngsters will be able to post a letter to the North Pole through a Royal Mail letter box at the Cirencester Patients Participation Group's stall at Market Place in Cirencester during the Advent Market on Saturday, November 25.

Members of the group will be manning the stall between 10am and 6pm and Santa will be replying to as many of letters as possible in the lead up to Christmas.