A WARRINGTON-based housebuilder has collected hundreds of gifts as part of a Christmas collection.

Bellway, based in Birchwood, is supporting the Cash For Kids Mission Christmas appeal, providing a helping hand for struggling families this festive season.

Employees at Bridgewater Place in Birchwood, along with sales advisors and residents at all of Bellway’s new-build developments across the north west have rallied together to collect hundreds of books, toys, games, clothing, tech and toiletries.

Bellway's employees have worked together over the last three weeks to collect as many new and unwrapped items as possible which have been delivered to the charity for onward distribution to local families who need them.

Sales director at Bellway, Grace Yarlett, said: “With many feeling the financial pressure of Christmas right now, we wanted to do something to help Cash For Kids put presents under the tree for local children around our developments who would otherwise go without. 

"No child should be without a gift on Christmas morning and with the support of our wonderful divisional office team, sales advisors and residents, we have been able to do our bit to contribute and spread a little festive joy.”

Fundraising executive at Mission Christmas, Leah Wegener, added: “We’re delighted to have Bellway on board this Christmas.

"It’s incredible what has been achieved in such a short space of time. 

"We will ensure the gifts get to the most needy families before Christmas Day.”