CHRISTMAS came early at Horsfall House when brownies and guides entertained residents with a collection of carols.

Horsfall House, a residential care home in Minchinhampton, welcomed the girls on Saturday and residents also received handmade Christmas cards.

Helen Haddrell, brown owl of First Minchinhampton Brownies, said: "We chose to sing at Horsfall House as it is within our local community and we like to get the girls involved in the community where we can. Our first visit last year was received so well by the residents we felt we should visit again "

Brownies and guides are thriving in Minchinhampton with two brownie units, one guide unit and a rainbow unit opening in the new year.

Anyone interested in joining the groups should contact Debbie Smith on 01453 882107.