A garden centre has teamed up with the NSPCC to raise money for vulnerable children and families.
The Gosforth Garden Centre started charging entry to its restaurants? play areas in October, as part of a national initiative by the Garden Centre Group, to raise ?250,000 by September 2013 for the NSPCC.
So far the Garden Centre Group has raised ?190,000 through the campaign, with ?6,217 coming from customers at the Gosforth Garden Centre.
Stuart Wood, garden centre manager, said: ?We are thrilled to have collected ?6,217 for such a worthwhile charity and are delighted to have had such a positive response from our customers.?
Entry to the group?s play areas is ?1.50 per child with 50p going to the NSPCC.
The money raised will help the NSPCC protect children through its projects and services including ChildLine, the UK?s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people in distress or danger.