Santa and the stork have teamed up with Helston children's clothing company Frugi this Christmas.

Babies transferred to the special care baby unit at Truro's Royal Cornwall Hospital and born on Christmas Eve will receive a special gift, after the company donated 20 outfits from its new My First Frugi range, catering for babies from 5lb up to 12 months.

These were delivered by staff in person to the unit.

Neonatal Unit Sister Helen Greenhill said: "It is so lovely to be able to give a stocking with such lovely quality items to babies on the neonatal unit and any born on Christmas Eve.

"Parents are really appreciative as often babies are admitted as emergencies and they haven’t got everything that they need. It also helps Santa if he doesn’t know that the baby will be at home!"

The business was contacted by Lucy Culley, staff nurse on the neonatal unit.

Helene Weston, consumer marketing co-ordinator at Frugi, said: "As we have just launched a new range specifically designed for smaller babies we thought it would be a lovely idea to donate some little outfits for the babies to wear when they leave the unit.

"We have donated a range of sizes and colours and also muslins. The parents will be able to keep the outfits and they’ll hopefully remind them of the happy day they took their baby home."

The unit looks after premature babies and babies born needing additional support. Many will be there for several weeks or even months before they are well enough to discharged home to their families.

The donations were part of Frugi's ongoing charity work, which includes donating one per cent of its turnover to three main charities: The Cornwall Wildlife Trust, an orphanage in India and a children’s charity that changes every year - this year’s being Kicks Count.

At the same time it tries to support local fundraising events such as pre-school raffles, charity auctions and smaller charity projects.