A successful return for the annual Sutton Christmas Toy Appeal was hosted by the Greek Vine in Wallington.

The annual appeal, driven by Sutton man Robert Watson, has seen tens of thousands of pounds raised over the years for good causes and disadvantaged children in the area.

Mr Watson is well known for his charitable efforts each year and also is the founder of Croygas Pirates disability team for children, which supports children aged between four and 16 with mixed disabilities.

140 people descended on the Greek Vine in Wallington at the start of the month for the event, hosted by TV-star Shaun Williamson, including performances from Moni Trivoni from The Voice, James Argent from TOWIE, the Blues Brothers, and comedian Anthony Jewson.

Mayor of Sutton, Muhammad Sadiq, was also on hand to join in with the festivities.

More than £11,000 was raised to help donate toys to children living in the area, as well as to support hospital wards and hospices.

Mr Watson said: “The night was great, we had a great auction and even had one lucky couple win a holiday to Rome.

“Our toy appeal is ongoing and we have drop-off points at Village Travel in Cheam Village, The Railway in Carshalton, Wolseley UK in Purley Way, RWW Plumbing and heating in Carshalton Beeches, and at 8 Boundary Road Carshalton.

“We also have a JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rww-toy-appeal”