A mountain of toys had been building up at the front of Camberley Baptist Church and on Dec 18 they were all handed over to go to children in under privileged areas.

The church is home to the charity Spurgeon's Child Care, which works with deprived children.

On Tuesday charity workers came from all over the south of England to a party at the church - and went away with their cars stuffed with toys.

"I didn't even make an appeal this year," said the Rev Chris Russell, pastor at the Baptist church.

"The toys just started arriving." Some were donated by children and many came from other area churches.

There are dolls, teds, books, cuddly toys of all descriptions, new Action Men and Action Girls, jigsaws, balls etc.

The charity's regional manager, Mrs Carol Taylor, said the toys would go to child care projects in London and the south of England.

She said the group is always looking for volunteers and donations and anyone wanting to help can ring her on 01276 709278.

Also arriving at the church were tools to be refurbished and sent to Kosovo to help people rebuild after the civil war.

Toys are no longer being collected, but tools are always welcome at the Frimley Road church (tel 01276 692036).