PANTOMIME stars paid a visit to a Worcestershire charity shop to help launch a Christmas gift appeal.

Toyah Willcox and other stars of the Sleeping Beauty pantomime, which is currently running at Malvern Theatres, joined forces with Archie the Oxfam goat to launch the charity’s range of Christmas gifts at the Oxfam shop in Church Street, Malvern, on Thursday.

Ms Willcox, children’s TV presenter Derek Moran, panto stalwart Charles Burden and stage star Wendy Purdy were all on hand to unveil the festive range.

The Oxfam Unwrapped gift scheme is used by the international charity to help communities living in poverty around the world.

Wayne Rutter, Malvern Oxfam shop manager, said: “Pantomimes are part of the classic Christmas experience so we’re delighted that the stars of Sleeping Beauty are helping to launch the new range of gifts.

“There’s always a huge amount of interest in our slightly more unusual gifts and they are perfect if you’re struggling to find something for that friend who has everything already.”

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