A CHILDREN'S charity has thanked generous Yorkshire shoppers who have contributed to a £1m campaign.

Co-op customers and staff pulled out all the stops to raise money for Shelter's Million Children Campaign, helping to end the nightmare of bad housing for more than one million children in Britain.

The cash raised is the largest amount the charity has ever received. It was collected by Co-operative staff in six months.

Fifty five thousand pounds was raised in the group's northern region, which includes part of Yorkshire. Staff organised a variety of events from sponsored walks to quizzes.

Keith Green, Co-op northern region chief officer said: "This landmark donation would never have been possible without the hard work and generosity of all our staff, members and customers. They should feel proud.

"All our staff wanted to play their part in building a better future for the next generation."

Money raised will directly benefit local children.