For the week commencing Monday 18 December, Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Recycling and Waste team is doing their bit to spread festive cheer thanks to the fabulous personal commitment and efforts of collection crew member Terry Green. To raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Cancer Research UK, Terry has been growing his hair and beard for almost a year. This festive season Terry will be donning his Santa inspired red, Hi-Vis, safety uniform on his collection rounds and we are offering residents of Aylesbury Vale the chance to enter our photo competition by ‘snapping a selfie with Santa’. Amy Bridgford, Recycling and Waste Operations Manager said; “Terry has been with us since the summer and we’ve never known him without his thick hair and beard. I was delighted to support him when he approached me with this idea, to dress in red Hi-Vis and bring the presence of Santa to his collection rounds. “It’s a great opportunity to bring the team together to support one of our own in his charitable feat and the rest of the crew are excited to judge the best photo competition.” The photo competition is open until 5pm Thursday 21 December. Photos that are uploaded to Twitter, with the hashtag #selfiewithsanta and that have tagged AVDC’s handle @aylesburyvale will be entered into the competition, with the winner being announced, and the winning photo being uploaded across our social media accounts, on Friday 22 December. The photograph judged the best that has been shared with AVDC will receive a £50 high street shopping voucher – just in time for that last minute Christmas shop! In the New Year, on the 21 January 2018, exactly one year on from beginning this charitable feat, Terry will have his hair cut short and beard shaved off. If you would like to support Terry with his fundraising you can make a donation via his JustGiving fundraising page ‘Growing Scruffy’.