Mothercare has donated three van loads of second-hand clothes for the children of families in need.

The children's retailer has been donating clothes to the charity, Home-Start, for the past 18 months which are sold in its charity shops.

Home-Start offers support and advice to families who deal with issues ranging from post-natal depression to physical health problems.

The clothing filled three vans and were delivered last Tuesday (May 26) and Friday (May 29) by Vibe FM DJ Lee Partridge, who took two trips to deliver the items.

As charity shops are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the charity said it will pass on the essentials to pregnant women and families who may not have easy access to child clothing.

The rest of the clothes are in storage, provided by the Watford Chamber of Conscience, to be sold in the charity's shop once it can reopen.

Home-Start CEO Emma Power said: "The clothes donated by Mothercare in the last year has helped us raise about £15,000 in our charity shops.

"We will obviously distribute clothes to families in need. We have got a couple of pregnant mums who will need clothes for their children.

"We're incredibly grateful for Mothercare's support, it helps families in the community to have access to clothing.

"The rest we will be selling in our Watford shop when we reopen which helps raise funds for the charity."