A MILFORD Haven charity is already thinking about Christmas 2018.

Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship (PATCH) is appealing for your votes, to help it bag funding for its festive toy project.

PATCH stands to receive between £1,000 and £4,000 from Tesco's Bags of Help initiative, which awards grants to local causes from the sale of carrier bags.

The food and basics bank, which also donates Christmas presents to children across the county every December, is one of several groups nominated for the initiative.

Tracy Olin of PATCH said: "We are so appreciative that we have been chosen as one of the three charities in Tesco Milford Haven for March and Aprils' vote.

"The toy appeal is so well supported by the people in Pembrokeshire, but it does cost a lot to run and also we do buy whatever there is a shortfall in donations.

"This will make such a difference to us and of course the approximately 600 children that would otherwise have very little or eve no presents to open Christmas 2018."

Customers can cast their vote by using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £43 million to more than 10,000 projects up and down the UK.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop.

Every eight weeks, when votes are collected, three groups in each region will be awarded funding.