A STOURBRIDGE charity which helps people in need has launched its annual Christmas campaign.

Leslie’s Care Packages for the Homeless, founded by Vi Wood in memory of her late husband, aims to bring joy to those who may not otherwise receive any cheer at Christmas.

Since its establishment seven years ago, LCP has helped thousands of struggling individuals and families by distributing much-needed provisions.

Now Vi is appealing for donations of Christmas gifts to make a difference to the lives of struggling families, young adults, and homeless people across Stourbridge.

Vi, who works tirelessly to help others, said even something as simple as a hat or a pair of gloves can bring a smile to someone's face and help make a difference in their lives.

Leslie's Care Packages for the Homeless has also partnered with Show Call Academy and Lyric Call Youth and Adult Choir to host a festive carol singing event ‘Caring at Christmas with Leslie’s Care Packages’ which will take place at St Thomas Church in Stourbridge on December 16.

The event aims to raise funds and awareness for the charity and bring the community together for Christmas.

Anyone wishing to donate gifts for the annual festive appeal can contact Vi through her Facebook page Leslie's Care Packages for the Homeless or email christmas23@lesliescarepackages.org.