Special Christmas trees have popped up across a Derbyshire town to help collect gifts for those in need.

A total of 11 pubs in Burton will be putting up trees this December to enable punters to donate gifts for various charities in the area.

The scheme will see presents given to a charity chosen by each individual pub. Only decorative tags will be hung on these trees, so when customers donate their gifts, they can write personal messages for the person they would like the gift to be given to.

The trees will remain until a few days before Christmas and then a representative from each pub will deliver the presents.

Charities to benefit include a local children's hospital ward, a school, a pet charity and a children's care home.

Speaking to Derbyshire Live, Tom Maddison, from Marston's, who is overseeing the scheme, said: "The festive period is time for celebration, but also for giving, and it's great to see our pubs are taking part and supporting all well worthy charities. 

"So far, the response we have received from customers who are aware of the event has been extremely positive and we are excited for everyone to get involved and donate."