HALE BARNS accountants Alexander Knight & Co brought some Christmas cheer to children by dropping off boxes of gifts at Barnardo’s in Brooklands.

The presents, which included food and toys for girls and boys, will be distributed to vulnerable families supported by Barnardo’s.

Ragen Fallon, team manager at Barnardo’s Children’s Centres, said: “We are delighted to receive these gifts which will go some way to bringing some festive cheer to some of the most vulnerable youngsters in our local community.

"We appreciate the support of local businesses like Alexander Knight & Co.”

Alexander Knight & Co, which has also raised funds for St. Ann’s Hospice, chooses a charity to support each year and Barnardo's was chosen this time because of the positive effect it has on disadvantaged youngsters in the local area.

Murray Patt, the founder of Alexander Knight & Co, said: “We are very happy to support this important charity and we are pleased to bring smiles to the faces of youngsters who receive amazing support from the hard-working staff, volunteers and other donors.”