A KIDDERMINSTER supermarket has donated its Christmas decorations to a primary school and nursing home rather than throwing them away.

Sainsbury's in Kidderminster has provided Wolverley Sebright Primary School and The Gables care home with a selection of colourful decorations which were hung in the store throughout December.

Staff members Helen Bower and Samantha Buckley visited the school and nursing home to donate the larger than life decorations and also gave the store's Christmas tree to St Mary's Primary School in Kidderminster.

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury's in Kidderminster said: "We're delighted to donate these decorations. We received great feedback from our customers on last years decorations and it's great to ensure they've found good homes in the community."

Wolverley Sebright Primary School headteacher Shelley Reeves-Walters said: "After our Christmas activities, we definitely needed some new decorations and these new ones look fantastic. We'll certainly be putting them to good use."

The donations help to ensure Sainsbury's maintain its commitment to No Waste to Landfill.

Customers can also recycle batteries, mixed cans, mixed glass and plastics at the Kidderminster store's recycling centre and books, children's DVDs and teddies are being collected at the store's customer service desk to raise money for the Severn Area Rescue Association.