STUDENTS and staff from Durham University's Queen's Campus, in Stockton, raised £1,190 for a local children's charity during the university's 175th anniversary celebrations.

Students showed off their musical and dancing talents at Stockton Market while collecting money for the charity Make a Child Smile.

They also organised a family fun day and raised more money through raffles and a tombola.

Heather Bundzenieks, from the charity, said: "It's always a bonus to get donations, but it's great when young people raise money for children in this area.

"We have some of the most talented and clever students in the country studying right here in Stockton, and for them to take time out to help Make a Child Smile is a wonderful gesture."