A PRUDHOE-based charity has been named as small charity of the year at an annual awards ceremony.

Mortal Fools received the small charity of the year award at the 2018 North East Charity Awards at Hardwick Hall in County Durham on October 11.

This is the fourth year of the event, and the glittering ceremony attracted around 400 people with 11 prizes handed out celebrating the very best of the region’s voluntary sector.

Mortal Fools was launched in Prudhoe and works with communities and young people to create theatre productions, with professional artists working as co-creators.

As part of the Great Northumberland events earlier this year, Mortal Fools delivered an immersive theatre experience at Prudhoe Riverside.

And the company regularly transforms community venues into theatre spaces as part of its youth theatre programme, Tyne Valley Youth Theatre.

Artistic director and founder of Mortal Fools, Kiz Crosbie, picked up the award on behalf of the charity.