It is probably not advisable four days before Christmas Day, but Santa will be undertaking a Huntingdon pub crawl tonight in a bid to raise money for charity.

Members from Huntingdon and District Round Table are going to be taking their Christmas charity float on a round of the town centre’s alehouses from 6.30pm and collecting donations for local good causes.

It is the first time the Round Table will be attempting the circuit which will include The George, Cromwells Bar and The Market Inn.

It will be the final canter for the team (before Christmas Day, of course) - they have already visited households around Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Sawtry, Houghton and Wyton, Buckden, Brampton and Alconbury.

Organiser Thomas Birch was keen to reassure Hunts Post readers they would be sure to have Santa sober for Christmas Day. He said: “We always end up finishing in a pub as it is the best place to count up money. We often commandeer a couple of tables, even then we will get a range of members of the public throwing a few pounds in.

“The date works well - quite a few people there celebrating just before Christmas. We don’t want to bother people too much. We will see how it goes. We might make it as far as The Sun.”

Huntingdon Round Table have already raised £5,000 through their Christmas charity float already. Last year’s proceeds helped fund a communication device for a ten-year-old severely autistic boy from Hemingford Grey.