A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy has done things a little differently this Christmas and has collected items for the town's homeless.

Harrison Tasker, of St Michael's School in Wombwell, is passionate about helping others and has already taken part in a shoebox appeal which made their way to serving soldiers.

This Christmas he's been collecting for users of the Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project (BCDP).

His mum Heather Tasker, of Westmoor Close, Goldthorpe, said: "With the generosity of kind friends and my son's massive efforts, they've got boxes of food, toiletries and one containing gloves, hats and scarves.

"It was all Harrison's idea. He's going to BCDP on December 23 to help serve food. I'm extremely proud of him.

"I'd like to thank everyone who's been kind enough to donate and help my son."