MANY helpers and children who went to Lighthouse week in Princes Risborough agreed it was the best year yet.

Around 400 children attended each day over the week and 218 volunteers helped out from working with the children to running the cafe.

This year they also had the toddlers on site in the Little Lighthouse tent for the first time, with about 35 children up to four-years-old and their parents attending daily.

The theme for the week this year was Christmas and they explored its true meaning.

Chair Lizzie Tinsley said: "Many helpers and children agree this year was one of our best yet and everyone had an amazing week.

"The London Wasps also joined us on Thursday morning to do rugby skills with the older children. "We also encouraged the children to be more like St Nicolas by bringing in a present of food for One Can Trust just as St Nicolas gave to the needy. We had a wonderful response to this with a car boot load of donations collected.

"Many parents and helpers have already asked to sign up for next year showing how much fun everyone had and how much our volunteers works to ensure the children have a fantastic week."