Throughout February and March, we asked colleagues and customers at our Birkenhead store to donate treats they've given up for Lent to a local good cause.

A box was set up next to our checkouts, and these were generously filled with goodies. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all those who donated.

These items have now been presented to The Charles Thompson Mission – a local charity which helps local homeless people by providing them with hot food, clothes, toiletries and other essentials.

Community champion Nichola Harwood said: "We are so pleased that the Lent challenge was well received by our customers and colleagues. We had to empty the Lent box weekly, which is a great result.

"Our store has been supporting The Charles Thompson Mission for a while now, and it provides so much support for people locally. They were thrilled when we handed over all of the goodies and treats."

Bernie Frost, centre manager at The Charles Thompson Mission, said: "We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the colleagues and customers at the Birkenhead store for the amazing products that have been donated. The items will go a long way to helping the residents that visit us on a weekly basis."