CHRISTMAS came a bit early for some children who were treated to a seasonal party by members of Leigh Rotary Club.

Around 40 children partied the afternoon away at Leigh Masonic Hall with fun and games, followed by an afternoon tea of chicken nuggets, chips and ice cream.

One boy was asked if he wanted ice cream and said “I don’t know – I’ve never had it.”

He was rather surprised to find out that it was cold, but he had a bigger surprise when Father Christmas walked through the door with a big bag of presents for the children to take home.

A number of helpers remarked that the children declared it to be their “best party ever,” but for one little girl it was even more special as she said, “It’s the only party I’ve ever been to.”

The Rotary Club expressed thanks to the directors of the Masonic Hall for allowing use of their facilities and to caterer Marks with Splendour for providing the food.

Santa will be touring Leigh on the Rotary Christmas Sleigh from December 2.