TV star enjoys fun of the fair

A popular children’s TV star has shown her support for a north east charity after attending its summer fair.

Actress Kim Tserkezie, who played Penny Pocket in the CBeebies series Balamory, opened the Percy Hedley Foundation event at Chipchase House in Forest Hall on Saturday.

The 41-year-old, who has been named one of the most influential disabled people in the UK, took part in a signing session for her book Toys For Tomorrow, from her children’s series The Wheelie Wonderful Life of Millie Monroe.

The fair was held to raise funds for the foundation’s work supporting disabled children and adults across the region.

There was a host of stalls, including books, cakes, plants and art, a barbecue, penalty shoot-out, and a raffle, with prizes such as a caravan holiday at Flamingo Land, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a Canon Ixus digital camera.