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KIND-hearted youngsters donated dozens of gifts to a charity that provides emergency food supplies to families in need.

Pupils at Moorings Way Infants, in Southsea, spent up to 3 each on a gift and even attached a personalised Christmas message for the Portsmouth Food Bank.

Martin Mant, charity director, said: 'The parents who receive these gifts for their children will be surprised and excited to think that other children somewhere in the city thought about them at this time of year.'

Pupil Caitlin Bitri, five, said: 'I bought in some colouring books and pens for the children who don't have anything.'

Her classmate Edward Frazer, also five, added: 'I wrapped up a car for the children who might not get presents and would feel sad.'

Kyle Smith, six, bought a Toy Story pencil to cheer someone up, and Heather Sanderson, seven, bought a doll. She said: 'Some people don't get presents at Christmas so I thought if they had something to play with it might make them feel happier.'