WINCHESTER city centre went Father Christmas crazy on Sunday, and it was all to support ill children.

With colourful red outfits, curly white beards and festive hats, hundreds of people dressed as Santa took over the streets in aid of the Sutton Scotney-based charity Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Returning to the city for the tenth year running, the event saw Santas running the 5k route, starting from the Guildhall.

The money raised through the initiative will support the charity, which provides hospice care to more than 525 life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their families.

The charity said it costs £11,000 to run a full service at the hospices each day and there is always need for volunteers.