Youngsters from the North Tyneside Disability Forum were special guests at BBC Look North’s launch of the 2016 Children in Need calendar.
Young judges Lauren, Nathan and Daniel helped choose the winning photographs for the calender, receiving VIP treatment as they met the winning photographers.
Support from Children in Need has made a huge difference to the projects NTDF has been able to run over several years.
Sue Adams, chief officer, said: “It is absolutely wonderful to be in a position where we are helping raise monies from Children in Need, to enable more grant-making and more monies to be invested in local communities and local children’s lives.”
NTDF Youth Project is running its own fundraising event for Children in Need this week at the Shiremoor Centre, working with Moorbridge School.