The real Santa? A father-of-two in Leeds buys Christmas presents for children in need

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The real Santa spends £10,000 on gifts for children in need: gardening business boss fills 22 trolleys at toy store after selling 800 wooden tree decorations

  • Reese Fletcher, 30, father-of-two from Leeds, motto is ‘it’s good to be kind’
  • His Fletcher’s Fencing, Decking and Garden Maintenance staff constructed the trees
  • He will deliver the £10,470 in gifts to children in need on Christmas Day
  • Next year he hopes to become ‘even more mental’ with his charity work










A father-of-two from Leeds has turned into a proper Santa Claus by buying £10,470 worth of Christmas presents for the children.

Reese Fletcher, 30, said this was only possible thanks to the sale of 800 wooden Christmas tree decorations.

His staff at Fletcher’s Fencing, Decking and Garden Maintenance fabricated the shafts on their days off in November.

Reese Fletcher from Leeds has become a proper Santa by buying £10,470 worth of presents through sales from his garden businesses.

Mr Fletcher and his staff at Fletcher's Fencing, Decking and Garden Maintenance filled 22 trolleys with £8,000 worth of toys and £2,000 worth of bikes for charity.

Mr Fletcher and his staff at Fletcher’s Fencing, Decking and Garden Maintenance filled 22 trolleys with £8,000 worth of toys and £2,000 worth of bikes for charity.

They will distribute the gifts on Christmas Day to the children who need a special Christmas the most.

They will distribute the gifts on Christmas Day to the children who need a special Christmas the most.

He told MailOnline he made the gift of giving this Christmas because ‘it’s good to be nice’.

And would never want his two daughters, Lola, 10, and Isla, seven, to have “nothing” at Christmas.

“My kids never go without it,” he said. “It’s nice to be of service. I’m just a nice guy, I guess.

He was also spurred to action last year after he was touched by a video highlighting underprivileged children.

He was originally going to donate £50, but came up with a clever plan after seeing all the wood lying there in his fencing and gardening yard.

Mr Fletcher promises to go even further next year after the success of his wooden Christmas tree.

Mr Fletcher promises to go even further next year after the success of his wooden Christmas tree.

Next year, the 30-year-old promises to become

Next year, the 30-year-old promises to become “even more mental”.

He then decided to make Christmas trees from the piles of wood.

“I wasn’t sure I got anything out of it,” he said.

He sold the last of his 800 trees last week which, together with donations, raised £10,740 for gifts.

He and the staff then filled 22 trolleys with £8,000 worth of toys and spent £2,000 on bikes for charity.

Mr. Fletcher will distribute the gifts on Christmas Day.

Next year, the 30-year-old promises to become “even more mental”.

“It will be even bigger with some celebrities,” he said. I can’t tell you who yet. You’ll just have to wait until next year.

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