HUNDREDS of toys have been donated to families in need this Christmas.

Adam Dandy, co-founder of SHARE UK, has organised a Christmas Toy Appeal for the past five years for children who may otherwise receive none and he said this year they have raised the highest yet.

Over 15 large bulk bags have been donated by people from across Flintshire, Wrexham and Chester and were delivered in time for the festive season.

Adam, along with Jack Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, visited Local Solutions, Oakenholt Lane, to donate four large bags filled with gifts.

He told the Leader: "Sadly, the problem doesn't seem to be getting any better or easier. The numbers at the two hostels we support each year continue to grow.

"Here (Local Solutions), they look after families in crisis and it is fantastic to have Jack and his office to support alongside Dandy's and Money Penny and Share Shop UK.

"If any other local businesses want to help us at Easter or this time next year with Christmas presents please contact us."

The Local Solutions charity aims to improve the lives of vulnerable people across Merseyside and North Wales and based at Oakenholt, Plas Bellin Hall offers temporary supported accommodations for over 20 families.

Jack Sargeant AM, who used his office as a collection point for the appeal, said: "I'm delighted to be here with Adam from Share Shop at Local Solutions here in Oakenholt to deliver presents to families and children.

"Everyone deserves to smile on Christmas Day and I'm pleased the community has helped us with that."

The support team at Plas Bellin Hall consists of coordinators and support workers who assist service users in achieving outcomes identified from their individual support plans.

Gifts were also donated to Save the Family UK, based in Chester.

Angela Harrison, manager at Plas Bellin, added: "I would like to say a massive thank you to the ongoing support from Dandy's Topsoil and all who have donated these wonderful gifts for our homeless families."