YOUNGSTERS at two nurseries in south east Northumberland are giving their unwanted Christmas presents to disadvantaged youngsters.
Children at the Tumble Tots nurseries in Cramlington and Morpeth are handing over spare gifts as part of a toy amnesty being run by the chain.
The toys will be given to children’s charity Barnardo’s to be distributed among needy youngsters.
The Northumberland and Newcastle branches of Tumble Tots are owned by husband-and-wife team Karen and Jonathan Land, of Ellington.
Jonathan, a father of three, said: “We thought it was a great idea for the children who attend Tumble Tots to do something to help less fortunate youngsters.
“Many children are very lucky at Christmas and often get duplicate presents or gifts they don’t play with.
“If they haven’t been used and are still in immaculate condition, they can be passed on to help bring some festive cheer to disadvantaged children.
“We thought this was also a lovely way of making children realise how lucky they are and also raising awareness for Barnardo’s.”
Karen added: “We hope parents and children will bring along toys and books that they would like to give a good home to.”