A CHARITY calendar has been launched to raise cash for some of the Tees Valley's most at-risk people.

The Enjoy Tees Valley calendar features inspirational pictures of the region’s iconic landmarks and events, including Darlington’s South Park, the HMS Trincomalee, the Take That concert in Middlesbrough and Saltburn Pier.

At least £4 in every £5 sale will be donated to charity partner 'A Way Out', which strives to improve the lives of vulnerable women, families and young people.

It is hoped the calendar will raise thousands for the charity.

The launch begins the first major fundraising drive by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority since A Way Out, based in Stockton-on-Tees, was adopted as a charity partner for the forthcoming year.

Speaking at the calendar launch at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, Mayor Ben Houchen said: “A Way Out does fantastic work to help women and families facing hardship across the Tees Valley and I’m delighted that this calendar will help to continue to raise funds for it and promote its great work to support local people."

“As well as creating opportunities for local people, and ensuring everyone has access to them, we’re all about showing what a fantastic region we live in. This calendar highlights some of the great views and many events which will take place across its five boroughs in 2020.”

Sarah McManus, chief executive of A Way Out, said: “The calendar showcases what is great about this region in terms of local landmarks but it also helps to reflect one of our greatest strengths, which is the people. The money raised from the sale of the calendar will help us to reach out and support some of the most vulnerable in our community.

"People and place are what we are passionate about and believe in and the calendar sales will help us to support both.

“A big thank you to the Ben and the Combined Authority for producing this, to Middlesbrough Football Club and others for helping to sell it and to the people across Tees Valley who purchase it, your support is amazing and does make a difference.”

The calendar can be bought online here and from Teesside International Airport, Middlesbrough Football Club, Tees Barrage, the Combined Authority offices in Stockton, local council offices and other locations across the region.