A hospital charity is seeking volunteers to help with this year’s Christmas present wrapping campaign.

St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, based in Harrow, needs as much support as possible to help it raise money for its specialist bowel department.

It hopes to beat last year’s total of £3,000, with the money used to improve research into and education of bowel diseases at the hospital.

Christmas hats are encouraged as people get into the festive spirit and look to do something positive at this time of giving.

The foundation is looking for four to five volunteers for each shift over four days.

There are sessions at Watford’s intu Shopping Centre on December 1 and December 2 from 10am to 7pm.

Harrow’s St Anns Shopping Centre will also host sessions on December 15 and December 16 from 10am to 8pm.

Email sallinder.rai@nhs.net or call 020 8235 4092 for more information and to register your interest.