The NSPCC in Cumbria is marking the 30th anniversary of its service centre in Carlisle.
Thousands of children have been helped by the charity in Chatsworth Square across the county over the last three decades.
To mark the opening 30 years on, a new campaign has been launched in the area.
NSPCC’s 30 Years Together For Childhoods Appeal has been set up to encourage the community to help improve the look of the centre and upgrade its facilities.
This includes new toys for children to use in therapy sessions.
The Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, joined the Deputy Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Jessica Riddle, journalist Fiona Armstrong Councillor & Demonstration Chef John Crouch, at a special event earlier today to mark the occasion and reveal the campaign.
Carlisle Service Centre currently provides help for children involved with sexual abuse through services such as The Future In, Protect & Respect, and Turn The Page.
The Chair of the North Cumbria Branch Fundraising Committee said:
The service centre Manager said: