FIVE Wrexham youngsters have dug deep to help provide gifts for children who may otherwise receive none this Christmas.

Cerys and Jessica Roberts, from Rhosnesni and Daniel, Emma and William Frankel, from Coed Y Glyn, popped into the Leader offices in High Street with a goody bag of presents they had chipped together to buy.

They included cuddly toys, a crochet art box and some Famous Five books.

The children showed their kindness for those in need at Christmas after their mums, Jane Roberts and Caroline Frankel, read about the Leader's toy appeal in conjunction with the North Wales Superkids charity.

Jane said: "They just wanted to do something for other children who are not so fortunate."

The Leader has joined forces with the charity, founded by Margaret Williams MBE, from Flint, to gather gifts for its toy box.

Our offices in Mold and Wrexham will be accepting donations of unwrapped gifts for children, which will be handed out to families in need.

Mrs Williams said: "It is not just about topping up families’ presents, this is specifically for families where no basic Christmas will be happening.

“We hear about some very sad situations. We are not a poor country but child poverty is abysmal.”

The appeal is aiming to collect a minimum of 15,000 new and unwrapped presents and is for families referred to the charity by agencies and gives gifts for two age groups: one to 18-year-olds and 18 to 25-year-olds.

It is looking for everyday presents such as dolls, craft sets, footballs, annuals, cuddly toys, CDs and DVDs.

Donations can be dropped off at the Leader offices on High Street, Wrexham, and Wrexham Road, Mold, until 4.30pm on Friday, December 14