Eco Father Christmas makes a trip to the Dales

Green Christmas: Tim Sidaway of Garden Farm, High Leas is congratulated by The Green Santa, aka Richard Bunting, for his use of sustainable farming methods.
Green Christmas: Tim Sidaway of Garden Farm, High Leas is congratulated by The Green Santa, aka Richard Bunting, for his use of sustainable farming methods.

FATHER Christmas hung up his red outfit to spread an eco-friendly message to businesses and groups across the Dales.

Showing off his traditional green costume, the jolly present-giver paid a visit to the area to reward groups that are doing their bit for the community and the environment.

See this week’s Mercury to find out which businesses Father Christmas visited and for a picture spread special.