A KIND-HEARTED man and a very special 'woman' are spreading happiness and festive cheer around the Cotswolds.

Andrew Gough and Matilda, the 1303 Volkswagen SuperBeetle have undergone their annual Christmas make-over, with elves and tinsel trimmings.

Andrew said: "I only decorate her for the soul purpose of making people smile and to spread some festive cheer."

Andrew bought Matilda, his 1303 Volkswagen SuperBeetle six years ago and after lovingly restoring her for over a year, decided Matilda could use some festive decor.

With tinsel wrapped around the bumpers, Matilda soon caught the attention and complements of passersby.

"Every Christmas the decorations got better and better and Matilda got more attention."

For some, Christmas cheer comes easy, others need a helping hand, so, what started as a bit of fun, soon turned into something more meaningful.

So, make sure to keep an eye out, she may be near you this Christmas.