Icolyn Smith and her team of volunteers helped bring some festive cheer to Oxford’s homeless.

Mrs Smith, a member of the Littlemore Church of the God of Prophecy, runs the community soup kitchen at the Asian Community Centre in Manzil Way.

And more than 50 people dropped in on Wednesday to enjoy the kitchen’s annual Christmas meal and gifts of food and clothing.

Mrs Smith, from Kelbourne Road, Cowley, has been volunteering at the kitchen for more than 20 years and said people sleeping rough needed support, particularly at Christmas. She added: “I love people, that’s why I do it.”

The soup kitchen is open all year round from noon until 2pm every Wednesday. If anyone wants to volunteer at the kitchen, they should call Icolyn on 01865 772479.