THERE were mince pies, cuddly toys and furry owls available at the Chirk Bank Chapel Christmas coffee morning at the weekend.

It was an opportunity for the community to come gather for a pre-Christmas celebration and for Shropshire councillor Rob Macey to wind down after a late finish to Thursday night's General Election count in Telford.

The event was supported by Davena Struggles, from Ellesmere, whose grandson Harrison Thompson has been diagnosed with Type One Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which causes weakness and difficulty moving.

Davena was running the tombola stall with help from Harrison's brother Lennon.

Organiser Angela Bright said: "We like to do this coffee morning to get people together and it's also a chance to present a prize for the best Christmas lights in the village. They look absolutely wonderful.

"We had so many this year, it’s worth people coming here to have a look at them all.

“So, the winners were presented and everyone in attendance had a free coffee and a mince pie!"