Two businesses in Sutton and Cheam have joined forces to collect Christmas presents for children with brain injuries.

Access Self Storage stores on Westmead Road and Oldfields Road will donate the gifts to The Children’s Trust as part of the charity’s annual Christmas Appeal.

Residents are encouraged to drop off new or un-used wooden or plastic gifts and toys to either the Sutton or Cheam locations.

Presents, which can be big or small, will be presented to children of all ages.

Store manager of Access Self Storage in Cheam, Chris Cameron Waller, said: “We’re really delighted with the collection so far.

“When you think that in the past six years, 3,000 gifts have been collected nationally and half of those were from 2016, you can see how much the campaign has grown.

“We’re aiming to beat last year’s gift bonanza and aiming to help The Children’s Trust with all the donations made locally.

“There’s two weeks left, so if you’d like to help, please pop in and drop off your donations.”

Over 1,500 presents were donated last year, including games, books, toys, clothing and home-made creations.

The presents will be delivered to The Children’s Trust, which offers services to young people with brain injuries, on December 15.