STAFF at the O2 shop in Merrywalks, Stroud, have launched their annual gift appeal for children spending Christmas in hospital.

The phone shop is now accepting any donations from the public as part of their initiative to bring a little Christmas joy to the children’s ward in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Dan English, manager of the Stroud branch told the SNJ: “We are planning on taking the toys to the hospital on December 21, and we will be accepting donations up until then."

If you have any toys, books, board games and puzzles to donate, please bring them down to the O2 shop.