A GROUP of lottery millionaires have taken on the role of Santa's helpers by creating a bespoke gingerbread playhouse for a children's charity.

A squad of National Lottery winners spread the little Christmas magic by building wooden cabin to Dundee charity the Yard, which provides a safe place for disabled children to experience and enjoy exciting and adventurous indoor and outdoor play.

The playhouse will act as a sensory room, bedecked with glowing lights, stimulating shapes and toys.

The lottery winners, who have a combined wealth of £25 million, worked for 24 hours to create the bespoke house and fill it with the resources for the children to enjoy.

Those who worked on the project include Euromillion and Lotto winners in Scotland who have hit the jackpot over the last few years.

Jim and Pam Forbes, from Tayport, who won £655,838 on EuroMillions in September 2017, said: "We were lucky enough to win the lottery and really wanted to show our appreciation by helping others.

"What better way to do so than by supporting an organisation like this that provides so many opportunities for fun and friendship for children. The Yard has a truly magical feel about it and the staff are incredible.

"It’s fantastic to meet some of the other winners who joined us today to create such a colourful gingerbread playhouse which will hopefully bring hours of joy to the young people here, their siblings and their families.”

The Yard has secured more than £24,000 from The National Lottery for its three play centres based in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife.

Celine Sinclair, the charity's Chief Executive said: "The winners’ hard work and time spent on the project means so much to the children who will benefit from our new sensory room.

"They can’t wait to see what Santa’s helpers have created especially for them and their siblings to enjoy.

"Without the help of the National Lottery, we could never dream of owning something like this.

The addition of this sensory room will allow our children to enjoy a quiet and relaxing safe space while promoting interaction and sense stimulation. It’s such a lovely gesture and we can’t wait to watch them enjoying their new playhouse for years to come.”