HOST families are needed in the Malvern area to help with international students.

Great Malvern company Pippa's Guardians, which was founded in 1997, provides a guardianship service for 10 to 17 year olds boarding at UK schools.

It is always looking for host families to provide a home during school holidays and weekend breaks.

The company, which is a fully-accredited member of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students, also hosts study and holiday camps.

Anyone interested is asked to visit, call 01684 252757 or email