A KIND hearted woman from a village near Pershore has been busily wrapping thousands of shoe boxes with Christmas paper to boost a charity appeal.

Barbara Pearson, of Charlton, has made the festive gesture for the Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeals in Evesham, Pershore and even Birmingham.

She said: “I have completed and picked up or taken to churches over 6,200 boxes so far.

“If anyone from churches, schools or villages would like any last minute covered shoe boxes with Christmas paper already on them I can supply one-offs or up to hundreds.

“I can also deliver in the Evesham and Pershore area.”

She is also accepting any goods suitable to fill the boxes.

For more information, call 01386 861022.