A KEIGHLEY firm is helping the homeless this Christmas.

Clever Energy Boilers has presented 'care packages' – including clothes, toiletries, sleeping bags and food ­– to voluntary organisation Homeless Not Hopeless, for distribution district-wide by its outreach team.

"As a company we help people heat their homes with gas boilers and air source heat pumps and it is heartbreaking to think that some people will be spending Christmas without the warmth and security of their own home," said Rachel Parkinson, Clever Energy Boilers' charity partnerships manager.

Homeless Not Hopeless had launched a festive appeal for items, and was delighted with the response.

Founder Matt Kiddle said: "We really appreciate the kind effort from all at Clever Energy Boilers and everyone else who has generously donated."