GWENT fundraisers are appealing to local residents to help raise money for the Sparkle appeal.

The Argus-backed South Gwent Children's Foundation's Sparkle Appeal will be holding two collection days at Tesco, Spytty, Newport, on October 17 and October 18, between 10pm and 4pm.

The charity will also be looking for volunteers to help out at Asda, Caerphilly, on Sunday, November 11, and for the Newport Christmas Lights event on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone who can spare two hours should contact Helen or Vanessa on 01633 656212.