CHRISTMAS cheer was delivered to Oxford Children's Hospital this morning after a Sainsbury's shop worker dressed up as Santa and walked for four hours to hand out the gifts on time.

Once his nightshift at Didcot Sainsbury's was complete early this morning Lee Crook embarked on a six hour stroll from Didcot to the children's hospital.

He arrived at West Wing, carrying a sack full of presents, at about midday and was overjoyed to discover he smashed his sponsorship target of £200, raising just less than £400.

On arrival he met Play2Give's founder and Mr Crook's inspiration, Andrew Baker from Didcot, and the men handed out presents together.

Mr Baker said: "It was an amazing thing for Lee to do, this epic walk. It was a bit emotional walking around the children's hospital handing out presents.

"It really brought it home for me as I had brain surgery when I was 12, and some of the children were recovering from major brain surgery.

"It was tear-jerking but also uplifting. It was really awesome to spread Christmas cheer."

Mr Crook was raising money for Play2Give for the Oxford Children's Hospital as well as the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed.

He was inspired to raise money for Play2Give after the Sainsbury's store he works at supported the organisation as its charity of the year for 2015.

Over the past few years he has completer a 1,000km sponsored walk over 10 weeks for the charity and obtained a signed shirt from players at Reading FC. In total he has raised more than £1,000.