A CONVENIENCE store has given to the Echo Christmas Toy Appeal after seeing in the paper how it helps needy children.

Eats & Drinks in King Street, Weymouth has donated £100 to ensure that more kids receive a gift this Christmas.

Owner Naguleswaran Jaya-suthan said: “We have donated this money to help people with children who could not otherwise afford presents.

“We like to support the local community and this is the first year that we have donated to the Echo Toy Appeal. At Christmas it is more important than ever to help those around you.

“Christmas is for the children and if we can put a smile on their faces we will be very happy.”

The Toy Appeal is part of the Echo’s Give Back This Christmas campaign in which the paper is highlighting all good deeds and festive spirit in the run up to Christmas.

Eats & Drinks will be open on Christmas Day and throughout the festive period.