THE lists for Troon's Secret Santa campaign have been checked twice and the elves are working hard, getting all the gifts ready for delivery.

They are grateful to everyone who has donated and volunteered their time.

This is going to be the busiest year they have had.

Deliveries will start this coming Friday, December 7 and once again the Troon Times are supporting the campaign by printing a voucher, which people can out out and hang up on their wall, asking for Secret Santa to stop at their houses.

A record number of nominations have been put forward to the venture. From the end of this week, 475 gifts are going out to children, parents,

grandparents and not to forget, pets.

Organisers are very grateful for all the donations already received.

And once again the Troon Times are supporting the venture.

Secret Santa organisers are encouraging people to people to put forward the names of youngsters who deserve a gift from the main festive man of the moment.

This is the fifth year that Secret Santa has been part of the run-up to Christmas.

This event was started by Troon local Campbell Malone, who now lives in New Zealand and who has been tirelessly supported from year two by Caroline Goodall Cummings.

Around 1,000 Troon children receive a gift from Santa each year delivered to their house.

The event is free, all you have to do is nominate your children to Troon Secret Santa by messaging Caroline Goodall Cummings on the Secret Santa Facebook page.

Donation points for Troon locals to drop in selection boxes are now open.