THIS is the moment a convoy of timber hauliers arrived at the end of the first-ever Christmas Lorry Parade. 

Drivers honked their horns and spread a truckload of festive cheer as they finished their journey from Kielder Forest to EGGER's Hexham base, in Northumberland, on Friday night. 

In doing so, they helped to raise more than £1,000 for local causes in the north of England, including the Great North Air Ambulance.

Christmas Lorry Parade: Convoy of lorries will parade through Northumberland tonight

This includes a £500 donation from drivers and £100 from EGGER. 

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Starting off at around 5pm in Kielder, which supplies 25 per cent of England's timber output, the parade made its way to Stannersburn, Bellingham and Wark - before reaching its final destination of Hexham. 

Watch the convoy's arrival below. 

Alex MacLennan, of Forestry England, which manages Kielder, previously said: "The communities in the North Tyne Valley haven't had much in the way of social gatherings and community events since Covid. This is something festive to get families out.

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"There are timber wagons that go about the countryside every day and this is them giving something back - we've been quite overwhelmed that they're willing to give up their time and their fuel for free to support the local community.

"We intend to show some appreciation for emergency service workers in the area too."

To donate to the good cause, visit the JustGiving page