A furious mum has branded the organisers of a Santa Sleigh “disgusting” because they won’t visit her street on their route.
The team behind the event in Hull, which runs from December 8, have received a barrage of criticism on social media from disgruntled locals.
The annual sleigh ride will see Father Christmas visit children across the city, with all the profits going to charity.
However, some parents are furious their kids are missing out.
One mum posted on Facebook: “Only covering one half of Hessle again I see, it's absolutely disgusting how half the children in Hessle miss out.
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“The people who organise this ought to be ashamed of themselves." (sic.)
Dave Sayers, treasurer of charity Hull Wyke Round Table, told Hull Live: "We get lots of requests from a lot of people living in different roads. It is understandable, they want us to go past their house.
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"We always give them the same response that there is only so much we can do and only so many roads we can go down.
"I can understand it is frustrating if we don’t go past their place and that is why we have put a tracker on.
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"But when somebody says we should be ashamed it is a bit disheartening. We put all this time and effort into it.”
The event rules on a small group of volunteers and takes a huge amount of planning.
Despite the complaint, Dave says that it is "all worth it in the end just to see the smiles on children's faces".
Hundreds of families will line the streets every year to see Santa going past their house in his sleigh.
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All the money collected is then given back to the local community through local charities and good causes.
Dave added: “It is a great event. We get loads of families. It is great to see the kids’ faces light up.
“They are all out in the street whatever the weather for us.
“We do knock on a few doors but most of the time the roads are jam packed. Some people even drive to come and find us.”
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