VIDEO: Pumpkin carriage arrives in Harrogate for charity

People could be forgiven for staring, when a life-size pumpkin carriage arrived in the town with a familiar face to raise money for a global charity.

International children's charity World Vision rolled their fairytale-esque vehicle into the town to raise awareness and funds for their Carve a Heart campaign.

Natasha Holt (5) from Harrogate with Sandy Docherty

Natasha Holt (5) from Harrogate with Sandy Docherty

Supported by Yorkshire's own Sandy Docherty, from the Great British Bake Off, the charity works to help children all over the world in crisis conditions, such as child refugees in Syria.

Sandy said: "The pumpkin tour and the Carve a Heart campaign is a way of encouraging families in Yorkshire and across the UK, to think about vulnerable children. Especially those suffering in Syria"

World Vision is asking people throughout the UK to pledge to carve a heart in their pumpkin rather than a scary face this Halloween, in a bid to turn the holiday from a night of fear to a night of hope.

With their pumpkin carriage travelling from Edinburgh to London, the carriage will be making various stops throughout it's journey to promote the cause.

Sandy joined the majestic pumpkin-mobile and starstruck shoppers in the town to show her support and get involved with the campaign.

She said: "It was something I have followed in the past my work is about children not living in fear in this country. I work as a child protection officer in a secondary school in Bradford so when they said it was about child crisis I wanted to help."

If you would like to donate money to help children in crisis this Halloween text HEART to 70060 to donate £5 or go to World Vision to find out more .