WOODS at Oldfield are being transformed into a winter wonderland to raise money for Manorlands.

The special festive forest school session will include children's crafts, Santa Claus, homemade cakes, hot drinks and – for the adults – mulled wine.

Community group Nature's Ways is staging the December 20 event in memory of the late Vivienne Miller, wife of Worth Valley councillor Glen, who was cared for at the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

"I wanted to thank Manorlands for the care it gave to Vivienne by doing some fundraising so the donations could then be used to create something needed at the hospice," said Cllr Miller.

"When I told local resident Alison Widdup – chairman of Nature's Ways – of my plans, she offered to organise this Christmas event."

Manorlands Worth Valley fundraiser, Hayley Ibbotson, said: "It is lovely to see people getting into the Christmas spirit by spending some of their time over the festive season organising events to raise funds for Manorlands.

"It sounds like a fantastic idea and I'd encourage everyone to get involved."

Tickets for the event, which will run from 1pm to 3pm, are £9.50 per child or £4.50 for under twos.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. E-mail craftywinterland@gmail.com with the names and ages of your children.