A man from Sutton has launched his annual festive toy appeal to help give thousands of children presents to open on Christmas day.

Robert Watson, who was named the Outstanding Achievement Award winner at this year's Sutton Community Awards, is urging for people to donate to his cause again.

The Croygas football club founder for children aged between four and 16 with mixed disabilities has helped give more than 8,000 children Christmas presents so far.

Now he wants to help even more kids so they do not go without presents on the day.

The gifts will include children who are staying at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, as well as Shooting Star Chase hospice.

A charity fundraiser held earlier this month at The Greek Vine in Ross Parade, Wallington, has helped to raise more than £7,000 – with the current aim to reach £10,000.

Hailed as a “great success”, special guests included father-son duo Demetrios and Michalakis Andreas from Stavros Flatley who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

Mr Watson said: “We’d like to thank everyone that has continually supported us and helped to make children smile, and believe on Christmas morning.

“We have also had some great help from local businesses this year, including the Railway Tavern in Carshalton, Village Travel in Cheam, Wolseley UK in Purley Way, and our company RWW Plumbing and Heating Ltd.”

You can also donate through the JustGiving page here.