Children's Christmas flight with Santa

Some of Yorkshire's most deserving children are in for a festive treat this weekend, as they meet Father Christmas on board a plane which will fly over the region's skies.

Children's Xmas flight

A group of children have taken to the skies above Yorkshire, on a very special and very important Christmas mission. A jet plane was put on from Leeds Bradford airport for the group of youngsters to search for Santa.

All of them have faced their own health battles - some seriously - and have benefited from the help of charities across the region. And with only three weeks until the big day, the pressure was on to hand over their Christmas lists. Matt Price was on board with them.

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Children meet Santa on Christmas flight from Leeds

Children are flying across Yorkshire with Santa Credit: PA Wire

Some of Yorkshire's most deserving children are in for a festive treat this weekend, as they prepare to meet Father Christmas on board a plane which will fly over the region's skies.

Charities involved include Leeds Children's Hospital, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Martin House Hospice, One in a Million (Bradford), Cash for Kids and Cancer Research UK. The plane will take off from Leeds Bradford airport later this morning.

Tony Hallwood from Leeds Bradford Airport, said "We are pleased that Ryanair have chosen Leeds Bradford to host this festive flight. We want to ensure that families in the region who may have been touched by illness or have had a difficult year can have some precious quality time."