The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Christmas toy appeal is open and looking for donations.

With the festive period approaching, the Trust is calling for gifts of new toys for children and young people who are too ill to return home over the festive period.

The toys will be handed out by Christmas Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham.

Robert Cole, Head of Nursing for Children and Young People, said: "We run the toy appeal campaign every year and we are so grateful to the public for their generous donations.

"We know that no child really wants to spend Christmas Day in hospital but we want to do everything we can to make their day as enjoyable as possible.”

Toys have to be new and in original packaging to avoid the risk of infection.

If you wish to donate, drop your gift to the main reception desk of either hospital.