THE organisers of a Christmas present collection have hailed the ‘amazing’ amount of support for this year’s campaign.

Sleigh2Give said the weekend’s present drop-off event in Didcot Tesco was the most successful on record - making the hard work worthwhile.

Volunteers set themselves up in the store for three days to collect toys and gifts to be handed out to ill children this festive period.

Brand new toys, books, DVDs, puzzles and games were all handed over along with £350.68 donated in cash, which will be put towards buying equipment for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

More events are planned in the run-up to Christmas to support attempts to collect thousands of gifts.