THREE youngsters are helping out cash- strapped charity Childline.
Sisters Charlotte Thompson, 10 and Laura, eight, and their friend, Lauren Hall, 10, have been collecting old mobile phones and bags full of loose change.
So far, the Salendine Nook trio have raised enough to pay for almost 100 calls from troubled children and young people to Childline.
The girls wanted to help when they learned about the plight of the charity on Blue Peter.
This year the children's TV show is raising cash for the charity as its annual appeal.
The girls decided to set up collection points at their school, Moorlands at Mount.
Laura and Charlotte's mum, Karen, said she was proud of the girls.
"They have done brilliantly well and I am very proud of what they have achieved," she said.
"They were watching the show one afternoon and came to me to ask if they could take part.
"I thought it was a great idea and it has gone on from there.
"They set up collection points in the school and have captured the pupils' imagination.
"Lots of children have brought old mobiles and coins. It has been a real success."
BBC bosses originally wanted to raise enough money to pay for an extra 5,000 calls to be taken at Childline. But the response was so good they are aiming for 50,000.
Childline was founded in 1986 by TV presenter Esther Rantzen.