WILTSHIRE charity shops are helping the Teletubbies to keep youngsters entertained during the summer holidays whilst raising vital funds for vulnerable children at the same time.

A new range of exclusive merchandise is available at the Barnardo’s stores in Melksham, Westbury, Chippenham and Devizes.

The limited-edition selection includes stickers, key rings, wristbands, headbands and pens featuring Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

The money raised will support some of the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. The charity has no specific target for how much it hopes to raise.

Barnardo’s Melksham store manager Helen West said: “We’re delighted to offer such a colourful and fun range of products featuring the lovable and iconic Teletubbies.

“One hundred per cent of the profits from these products will go to supporting and improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

“By simply buying a key ring, stickers or headbands, you’ll not only impress the kids but will also make a huge difference to other children’s lives.”

Helen added: “Of course, anyone wanting to pop in for a look may also want to use the opportunity to clear out their cupboards and wardrobes.

“We always welcome donations of good-quality clothes, books, toys, games, accessories and bric-a-brac - as well as offers of help from potential volunteers.”

The limited edition Teletubbies products are available from Barnardo’s shops across the UK and online at shop.barnardos.org.uk