A record-breaking number of people donated Christmas presents to Kent's disabled and disadvantaged kids, through Bluewater's Giving Tree.

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Charlie Brown and Snoopy, at the Giving Tree

This festive season, shoppers were more generous than ever before and donated 10,920 gifts including kindles, iPads and TVs, an increase of 800 on last year.

Bluewater welcomed visitors including Santa, Snoopy and Charlie Brown to the charity drive, which is run in association with Heart FM.

Bean Primary School pupils donated books, games and toys - whilst one little girl even gave away her birthday presents.

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The kind customers' gifts went to more than 20 charities, including Ellenor, Chesnut Tree House and Demelza children's hospices - and the Salvation Army.

Communications Manager at Young Lives Foundation Janine Batt said: "The gifts donated made a real impact on the children and their families who often struggle at Christmas time."

Bluewater's general manager Robert Goodman added: "Once again, we've seen such generosity from shoppers - which resulted in more gifts than ever before being donated to deserving children within the local area."