Young carers in the North East will benefit from a new fundraising drive by staff at The Co-operative.
Carers Trust has been named the group's charity of the year, with 100,000 staff around the country aiming to raise funds of five million pounds.
Money raised will help support young carers aged 14 to 25 who make up some of the 286,351 people in the region who provide care for a friend or family member.
To mark the launch of the fundraising drive, colleagues took part in a charity concert at the group's head office in Manchester.
Staff tuned in to a Rock Around The Clock theme to acknowledge the 24/7 nature of the challenge facing carers.
There are an estimated 500,000 young people in the UK caring for a loved one.
Funds raised will be used to provide advice and support, as well as much-needed breaks for young adult carers.