These youngsters from the Hawthorns School in Bletchingley helped play Santa delivering goodies for hampers to the needy and elderly.

Children at the school began donating tins and packets of food to their Christmas hampers drive in October.

Younger pupils also made Christmas cards for the cause.

A school spokeswoman said: “All the goodies were gathered together and the boys and girls, aged ten, in Form 6N helped to make up over 60 hampers.

“They then delivered these to the needy and elderly in the local community.”

She said: “Many letters and telephone calls expressing grateful thanks have been received.”