CHILDREN in West Cumbria are being encouraged to write letters to the North Pole. 

A festive post box has been placed at the Lovell Homes marketing suite at Roman Heights in Cockermouth, encouraging the community to share what they enjoy most about the holidays and how they plan to spend time with friends and family.

Pupils at Fairfield Primary School were some of the first to share their letters and experiences. 

Anne-Marie O’Doherty, regional sales director at Lovell Homes, said: “Notes to the North Pole is all about bringing a sense of magic and joy in our communities, and particularly helps youngsters to reflect on the true meaning of this time of year, including friendship and family.

“It’s lovely to be able to reach out to local residents on this campaign as something fun and creative, but also an opportunity for children to think about different or shared experiences in their neighbourhoods.”

The schoolchildren from Fairfield Primary School enjoyed writing letters to the North Pole. 

Many of the pupils that took part wrote about what they enjoyed most about Christmas and the festive period. 

It is hoped that other children and young people in Cockermouth and the wider area will get involved and write their own letter to the North Pole. 

Lovell has informed the public that they can access a letter template and activity pack on their website with the use of a QR code. 

On 15 December, a letter from each post box will be selected at random by the company with the opportunity to win a shopping voucher. 

Lovell is also encouraging those who visit the postbox to share their experience on Instagram using hashtags, in hopes of raising awareness of the initiative. 

Anne-Marie continued: “We are excited to spread a little festive cheer – especially given the cost of living crisis – and offer families the chance to win a voucher to spend in M&S, perfect for that Christmas shop.

The marketing suite at Roman Heights is open 10am to 5pm, Thursday to Tuesday for anyone wishing to visit and post a letter.