Santa is coming to west Dorset to spread festive cheer to the local community and raise money for local causes.

Managed by the Rotary Club of Brit Valley, their annual fundraiser sees Father Christmas visit a tight schedule of stops on his sleigh in the area before Christmas Day.

The 'Helping Santa' initiative is one of the rotary club's main fundraising events of the year.

He will be in Beaminster on both Monday, December 11 starting from the south, and Tuesday December 12, starting from the north. He is scheduled to appear between 5.30pm and 8pm.

On Wednesday, December 13, Santa will appear at the Cherry Tree between 5.30pm to 8pm.

Saint Nick will then work his way to Court Orchard on Thursday, December 14 before rocking up in his sleigh in Bradpole on Friday, December 15- both between 5.40pm to 8pm.

More dates are to be announced closer to Christmas.

The Rotary Club keeps a full schedule of Santa’s most recent routes, which can be found on their website

Now for the first time, the club is giving people the chance to track Santa, using the Glympse application, which is free to download. To track where Santa is, guests are prompted to type santabridport.