A Sutton man has reopened his annual festive toy appeal to help give thousands of children presents to open on Christmas day.

Robert Watson, who won the Outstanding Achievement Award winner at last year's Sutton Community Awards, is urging for people to donate to his cause again.

The founder of Croygas Pirates disability team for children, which supports children aged between four and 16 with mixed disabilities, has helped give more than 11,000 children Christmas presents so far, and have supported other charities and enterprises in the area, including by providing a computer for The Children's Trust.

Now he wants to help even more kids so they do not go without presents on the day.

A charity night is due to be held at The Greek Vine in Ross Parade, Wallington, on November 1 to raise money – with live entertainment and a few celebrities being floated for the guestlist.

The event last year, which featured father-son duo Demetrios and Michalakis Andreas from Stavros Flatley, raised more than £7,000 and was hailed as a “great success”.

Mr Watson said: “We’d like to thank everyone that has continually supported us and helped to make children smile and believe on Christmas morning. Our toys go to all local hospitals, hospices and Sutton’s disadvantaged children.”

You can also donate through the JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rww-toy-appeal