ALMOST £1,300 has been raised for charity by two firms caring for young and old.
Kids 1st joined forces with Helen McArdle Care to host a family fun day at Newcastle Racecourse in aid of the Children’s Foundation.
Olympic torchbearer Neil Weir, of Wallsend, opened the event.
A total of £942 was raised on the day, topped up by £120 raised at a balloon race held at Quorum Business Park in North Shields and £210 brought in by a fashion show.
Foundation fundraising manager Libby Nolan said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Kids 1st and Helen McArdle Care chose to support our charity at their fundraising events. The total donation of £1,272 will make a real difference to the lives of children living in the north east.”