Barnet could be filled with people wearing bushy white beards and ermine-trimmed red suits on December 14, after a hospice appealed to get everyone in the borough to dress as Father Christmas.

North London Hospice wants everyone to get involved in its Wear a Santa Suit for the Day on Friday December 14, whether they are at work, studying at college or doing the shopping.

Judi Guy, fundraising manager, said: “This is a simple but fun and festive way to support your local hospice. We will provide you with the outfit but you can make it as unique as you like by customising it with whatever you fancy, be it baubles or tinsel.”

Registration is £10 per adult. To get involved contact Judi Guy via email on or call 020 8446 2288.