COMMUNITIES in east Cleveland will get an extra helping hand with the delivery of Christmas cards this year thanks to local Scout troops.

Collection boxes are available at various points in every community until December 16 and delivery costs just 10p per item. The Scouts say they can guarantee Christmas cards will be delivered in Guisborough and east Cleveland before Christmas Eve.

The 1st Guisborough Scouts have their boxes placed at Martins Newsagents, Westgate;; Somerfield Supermarket, Rectory Lane; and Bells Stores in Enfield Chase, Holbeck Road, The Avenue and Hutton Lane