CARE leavers in North Yorkshire have received a special treat to keep their spirits up during the Covid-19 crisis.

This week, speakers and headphones were donated by Amazon, adding to the 300 goody bags delivered to young people over the past two weeks.

The gifts are part of Amazon’s Small Acts of Kindness programme, aimed at bringing surprises to those in need during difficult times.

The goody bags received by the young people were funded bycounty councillors and are full of treats such as chocolate, toiletries and practical items such as hand sanitiser.

Cllr Janet Sanderson, executive member for children’s services, said: “It’s fantastic that these gifts have been given to our county’s care leavers.

“It’s nice to get a boost in these difficult times and the delivery of headphones and speakers will help them get through the lockdown.

“The council is committed to working hard to support emotional and physical wellbeing and the care packages show that.”

An Amazon spokesperson added: “We were glad to hear that North Yorkshire County Council got in touch and applaud all the work they are doing. "We hope that the donated items will be beneficial to them and thoroughly enjoyed by the care leavers in North Yorkshire.”