CHILDREN have joined forces with a housebuilder to support a charity for homeless people.

Pupils from Sheet Primary School have spread a little festive cheer to Hampshire’s homeless community this Christmas.

The children, aged between five and ten, wrapped and decorated shoes boxes filled with essential items. The boxes and wrapping materials were provided by Metis Homes, a Winchester-based award-winning housebuilder. The boxes will be going to Emmaus Hampshire, a charity for homeless people, also based in Winchester.

The items included hats, scarves, socks, toiletries, non-perishable food, thermals and dog treats.

Headteacher Julie Robinson said: "What a wonderful opportunity for our school community to think of those worse off than ourselves this Christmas time.”