Staff at Sovini Trade Supplies have been spreading festive cheer across Sefton, Merseyside, by donating Christmas trees to local schools.

The business, which is part of the Sovini Group, donated trees to Litherland High School and Litherland Moss Primary School as part of its commitment to improving the local community.

The real Nordmann Fir trees are proudly displayed in the receptions of the schools, and the headteachers were thrilled with the gifts.

Sarah Greer, head teacher at Litherland Moss Primary School, said: "I want to say thank you to Sovini Trade Supplies for the beautiful tree, it looks wonderful in our reception. I also want to say thank you to the Sovini Group in general for all the support they offer us, via community projects and campaigns. Sovini is a business at the heart of the community and we love working so closely with our partners.”

Sovini Trade Supplies, based in Aintree, has been operating for just over two years, with its entire business centred on the "desire to do social good".

As part of the Sovini Group, capacity generated by Sovini Trade Supplies is reinvested in the group's not-for-profit social housing partners – One Vision Housing and Pine Court Housing Association - supporting their investment in new homes and developing local communities.

Sovini Trade Supplies also donated a tree to Litherland Youth & Community Centre, as well as to tenants of One Vision Housing, who would otherwise be without a tree this Christmas.

Chris Brennand, head of operations at Sovini Trade Supplies, said: "We're privileged to be able to bring some festive cheer to local schools and communities. Our business is dedicated to doing social good in our community, so we jumped at the chance to donate some of our Christmas trees to benefit local children and their families. We hope all everyone who received a tree this year has a very merry Christmas."

Pictured: Sovini Trade Supplies head of operations Chris Brennand, Litherland High School co-principals Maria Sharratt and Rob Rogers, and pupiles from Litherland High.