CHRISTMAS may still be a few months away, but one woman from Charlton, near Pershore, has already got started on her wrapping.

Barbara Pearson is aiming to wrap 11,000 show boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal, which sends presents to children in the third world.

Any person or organisation who would like some of the boxes to fill with gifts for a less fortunate child can contact her on 01386 861 022.

She has already sent 2,160 out to churches in Worcester and Birmingham, with orders coming in from as far afield as Cardiff, Exmouth and Oxford.