FOR the third year running, Morrisons in Rubery has partnered with local community organisation B31 Voices to collect Christmas gifts for local children affected by domestic abuse.

Donations of toys and gifts will be distributed to children and teenagers through two charities that support women and children affected by domestic violence.

Last year, hundreds of gifts were donated by the community to the same two charities: Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA), and WE:ARE (Women's Empowerment and Recovery Educators).

Jane Williams, from Morrisons, said: "The projects chosen and the issue of domestic abuse mean such a lot to me and last year we were once again overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers and community.

"The children supported by these two outstanding charities are the innocent victims of domestic abuse and deserve to have a very special Christmas."

Marty Taylor, on behalf of B31 Voices, said: "To donate a gift to these children and young people is to help to show them that they are important and they are not forgotten."

Gifts and toys must be suitable for children up the the age of 18. Gifts must be new, packaged and unwrapped (a few bits for mums would also be welcome).

There is a donation station next to the pharmacy in Morrisons at Rubery.