WORCESTER residents are asked to spread festive cheer this year by standing on their doorsteps to ring a bell on Christmas Eve to ‘help Santa fly his sleigh.’

Rosemary Henderson told the Worcester News she saw the public event on Facebook, the Christmas Eve Jingle 2020, where people are encouraged to ring a bell for two minutes on Christmas Eve.

She said she’s hoping Worcester communities will come together and take part, like the country united earlier in the year to clap for the key workers on Thursdays.

Rosemary said: "It will be wonderful for the Worcester communities to come outside onto their doorstep, like we used to do for the Keyworkers on a Thursday, and ring a bell for 2 minutes to spread Christmas spirit and to help Santa fly his sleigh.

"After this awful year it would be amazing for our community and create a wonderful memory for the kids and community.

“We can end 2020 with some real magic, hope and togetherness.

"Not my idea, I just wanted everyone to see it and join in, help spread this great idea!

"I noticed the Christmas Eve Jingle 2020 event on Facebook and thought it was too good not to share with all of my network via Facebook to my 1313 friends, LinkedIn 7,013 connections, Twitter 2,321 plus with our 341 Sterling Networks members and the Worcester News to get as much traction as possible."

On Christmas Eve at 6pm everyone will come outside and ring a bell for two minutes to spread some joy.

Rosemary has shared the event on various community groups on Facebook and will create flyers and start posting through letterboxes in the city.

To follow the event, visit Christmas Eve Jingle 2020 6pm GMT on Facebook.

If you don't have a bell, residents are asked to clap instead.

Will you take part and spread some Christmas cheer?