Father Christmas had been looking forward to putting his feet up after a busy festive period, but then he came across a mystery in one of his collection buckets.
Before he puts Rudolph out to grass and concentrates on this year’s presents, he, and helpers from South Ribble Rotary Club , want to trace the owner of a gold ladies engagement ring.
The ring was discovered nestling among coins donated during a sleigh ride charity collection through the streets of Lostock Hall, on Friday, December 13.
Richard Lea, president of South Ribble Rotary Club, said: “The ring may have been intended as a very generous donation, but the Rotary Club think it was probably dropped in the bucket by accident and the owner may not even be aware it’s been lost
“So, if you were visited by Santa and the South Ribble Rotary Sleigh in the Lostock Hall area on Friday, December 13, check your jewellery, because it might have been a very unlucky Friday the 13th for you.”
The Rotary Club have decided not to issue a full description of the ring, as they hope the true owner will be able to describe it.
Anyone who thinks the ring is theirs is asked to contact the Rotary Club on 01772 379753 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 30 years the Rotary Club of South Ribble has travelled through the borough’s streets, delivering Christmas joy with their decorated sleigh and collecting donations for local charities.
This year, a total of more than £12,000 will be handed out.