ONE-year-old Nathan Williams has been helping a health trust to celebrate its first anniversary.

The Darlington toddler also chose his moment in the limelight to take his first steps.

Nathan has had his fair share of medical troubles since he was born last year.

"For some reason he was violently sick and had to undergo treatment - but thankfully he's fine now," said his mother, Catherine.

The youngster was in fine form at Darlington Primary Care Trust's headquarters in Valley Street, where he enjoyed a piece of the celebration cake.

The trust came into being on April 1 last year, with a £100m budget at its disposal to provide 70 per cent of health services in the local area.

Chief executive Colin Morris said: "It has been a very challenging first year, but very fulfilling."