ONE of Inverclyde's top sports sides have become flavour of the month after releasing a charity calendar to help local children this Christmas.

Greenock Wanderers ladies have put together a month-by-month guide to their best season so far and are selling it in aid of Children In Poverty Inverclyde, which sends needy families away on holiday trips and arranges festive toy giveaways and treats.

The kind hearted team hope to continue with their on-field success and help some of the most vulnerable families in the community at the same time.

They have been busy pulling together gifts for the charity's Christmas toy appeal, are raffling off a festive hamper and are also taking part in a Santa dash in Glasgow for them.

Team charity champion and fullback Carolanne Calderwood said: "This is a cause very close to my heart.

"I am a PE teacher and we all know the difference that a charity like this can make to families.

"To give children presents at Christmas and then to send them away on holiday makes all the difference in the world.

"We want to give back to our local community."

Wanderers Ladies, captained by Hannah Mutton, are going from strength to strength and won the prestigious Bowl Cup Final at Murrayfield earlier this year.

But the close-knit team are also keen to help others less fortunate and they collated photographs of their best moments over the last 12 months together in aid of the good cause.

They hope to raise £1,000 from their new calendar to help send local families on holiday breaks and this follows a big donation of £600 worth of Christmas presents.

The players recently spent time at the Fort Matilda clubhouse wrapping all the gifts, as well as organising a collection for the Inverclyde Foodbank.

Carol Anne, who only started playing rugby two years ago, said: "I feel privileged to be a part of Greenock Wanderers.

"We have a great team and it is great to be a part of it all."

To buy a copy of the Greenock Wanderers Ladies Calendar, with photographs taken by Gary Bradley, contact the rugby club on 01475 632702.