Santa's little soldiers deliver sweets to children affected by the floods across Cumbria

Army Cadets join Santa to deliver sweets Credit: Army NW

Santa swapped his sleigh for an army 4x4 to help bring some Christmas spirit to children affected by the devastating floods. But he wasn't alone.

Cumbria Army Cadets joined Santa to deliver Christmas chocolates to children who live in flood torn areas of the Eden Valley including Appleby, Bolton and Colby.

The young troops were deployed from stations across the region including Penrith, Workington and Whitehaven.

The cadets have also been out in force doing all they can to assist in the clean up operation across the region - delivering cleaning supplies and sorting clothes at storage centres.