HOSPITAL staff enjoyed some early Christmas cheer thanks to the Oxford Mail and Sainsbury’s Heyford Hill, who have teamed up to deliver festive treats.

Companies have been invited to take part in a competition to win mince pies for their employees.

Staff on the Urology Ward at the Churchill Hospital in Headington were the final winners in the competition and enjoyed the special delivery on Friday.

The winners of the competition have been presented with a hamper of pies for them and their colleagues, which were delivered straight to their workplace.

Sainsbury’s spokesman Sharon Hulbert delivered the prize package containing dozens of pies, fresh from the store.

Oxford Mail promotions manager Jo Coady said: “Together with Sainsbury’s Heyford Hill we have been happy to spread a bit of Christmas cheer in the workplace this festive season.

“The winners have really enjoyed their mince pies.”