IT was celebrations all round for a charity at its annual awards ceremony last month.

Members of Options came together with their family and friends at the Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe, on December 20.

The charity promotes independence, choice and social inclusion for adults with learning and physical disabilities and provides days out and weekends away as well as a range of activities including healthy cooking, crafts, learning activities, fitness sessions, music sessions, puzzles and mind games.

Helen Smith was named Options member of the year at the day care service's annual awards night, held at Redworth Hall Hotel.

All award winners are nominated by the Options members for each category.

She said: “I am so thrilled to have won this award and happy to represent Options.”