READERS and shoppers have just one week left to support our annual Shuttle Christmas Gift Appeal.

Our appeal aims to spread plenty of extra seasonal joy to youngsters across the Wyre Forest district.

As our partner in the appeal for more than a decade, local family support charity Home-Start Wyre Forest will co-ordinate and deliver gifts to children in the district whose families are receiving their support.

This year's appeal will run until Friday, December 15, then Home-Start volunteers will begin delivering the presents to make sure they are delivered in time for Christmas Day.

Donated gifts for youngsters aged from 0 to 18 must be new and unwrapped and can be taken to one of the outlets taking part before December 15.

Drop off points this year include the Home-Start offices, in New Road, Kidderminster; the Swan Centre Management Suite; the Weavers Wharf Management Suite; Midcounties Co-op stores in Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport; Tesco Superstore, in Castle Road; As One Vegan Lifestyle, in Stourport; Baxter College and the Civic Hall, in Stourport.

You can also donate presents to UKIP MEP James Carver's offices in Lisle Avenue until Tuesday (December 12).

Last year’s Gift Appeal saw 730 presents collected for children and teenagers across Wyre Forest.