A SHERBURN woman is playing Mother Christmas to 20 children at Peter Pan Nursery in the village.

Laura Burgess-Monks, whose husband Darren owns Monks' Doors Systems, answered a Facebook appeal to provide a toy for each child in the nursery.

Laura, who has a two-year-old son named Oliver, said: "When I saw the appeal, I spoke to Darren and we agreed to provide the toys as it is such a worthy cause, helping to make the children happy."

Nursery manager Melanie Godridge said: "We appreciate the couples' fantastic, kind gesture and thank them for providing the toys."

Melanie also thanked Mytum-Selby, who have provided toys in previous years but were unable to do so this year.