SENIOR citizens in Crossgates and Mossgreen were delighted to get a surprise delivery to celebrate Christmas.

Thanks to their local community council, dozens of pensioners were gifted goody bags.

It was a happy afternoon for Crossgates and Mossgreen Community Council members Elizabeth Wheatley, John Gibson and Elizabeth Hunter, who delivered 50 parcels to surprised residents.

The bags were all packed by chairperson Maureen Cuthbertson with the assistance of Greenfinger members Diane Adamson and Tricia Smith.

Maureen said: "It was great to see Crossgates and Mossgreen residents delighted to receive their Christmas parcels."