KIND-hearted staff at housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire West gave a boost to disadvantaged youngsters.

The company, which has the Vision scheme at Braithwaite and Hewenden Ridge in Cullingworth, collected gifts.

Employees' contributions were supplemented by donated items from other firms.

The 1,000-or-so presents were then handed over to the KidsOut charity for distribution, as part of its Giving Tree venture, to needy children.

Barratt managing director, Ian Ruthven, said: "The Giving Tree initiative is a fantastic idea and we were delighted to act as a collection point for all the fantastic presents.

"It's wonderful that we're able to join-up with other local companies to help KidsOut give gifts to children in the area.

"I'm proud of the staff at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West for supporting such a great charity."