A Kingston charity has collected over 1,800 Christmas presents to give to children living in the borough this year.

Growbaby Kingston received 900 gift donations from Epsom College and hundreds of gifts from local residents Clare Bantock and Sophie Brown.

Other donations came in from the Nationwide building society and the Met Police Christmas tree appeal.

Growbaby Kingston, based at The Hub on Surbiton Road, offers free baby clothes and equipment and a number of parental classes.

The charity said: “It is heartwarming at this time of year to realise that there are so many people who continue to wish to serve their local community and to know that there are many local children who might not have received a gift and who will now be opening a present on Christmas day after all.”