Toys are being collected for hospitals and refuge centres.

Partyman World, in Braintree, is collecting gifts on behalf of its charity, Partyman Magic Makers.

Last week it helped more than 200 children and their families enjoy the Father Christmas experience at Marsh Farm.

Now it will be collecting toys and gifts to distribute to hospitals and refuges in the area.

This year gifts will be going to The Phoenix Children’s ward at Broomfield Hospital.

To help, buy a spare gift and drop this into Partyman World, in Century Drive, and a Magic Maker ambassador will deliver the gifts and meet some of children.

For more information contact the centre on 01376 347547.