A CHARITY is on the lookout for Christmas elves to help in its shops over the festive period.

The British Heart Foundation is looking for seasonal volunteers, or what it likes to call ‘elves’ to lend a hand.

A spokesperson said: “Do your readers have a few hours to spare leading up to the festive season?

“At the British Heart Foundation (BHF), we are calling for seasonal volunteers, or what we like to call ‘elves’, to help in our shops during this exciting time.

“Our elves can spend as little as a day volunteering with us, whether its decorating shop windows, re-stocking our busy shop floors, or having a chat with customers while they shop.

"And we welcome anyone who wants to spread some more festive magic and stay on to volunteer longer!”

The BHF relies on volunteers to help support its 680 shops including various opportunities at its Barnsley store on Market Street in the town centre.

“By donning your elfing hat (optional of course), you’ll help spread festive cheer. And most importantly, your time will help fund lifesaving research and keep families together for Christmases to come.

“Be your best elf and have a go at festive volunteering. Learn about roles near you by popping into your local shop or searching our https://myvolunteer.bhf.org.uk/event/list