BEDTIMES for young carers will be made cosier thanks to an initiative launched by a family pub.

Stockton’s Horse and Jockey aims to deliver warm sleepwear and books to carers aged five to 12 as part of its ‘Pyjama Project’.

The project, which will take place during National Storytelling Week (January 26 to February 2), will see bedtime packs – including pyjamas, a book and a soft toy - donated to the Honeypot charity, which provides respite breaks for vulnerable children and young carers.

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The pub’s marketing executive, Amy Garrett, said: “By donating sleepwear and books we can help these child carers escape into their imaginations and to feel loved and looked after.”

The pub will also hold pyjama parties throughout the week to raise more money for the charity.

It would like to encourage people to hand children’s pyjamas and good condition bedtime books to the pub any time before Saturday February 2.

Those unable to visit the pub can support the campaign by purchasing pyjamas or a book online at flamingofoundation.org/shop.