A new campaign to find 100 young Hospice Heros is launched today, following the ongoing Hospice Hearts project.

The aim is to sign up 100 children, aged three to 11, who will each raise £100 for Beaumond House Hospice Care by doing 100 challenges.

Michelle Baker (Crafty Betty) has made a superhero mask and cape for the charity's Sunshine Bear who is helping to promote the campaign.

Robert Brown of Eakring has produced a short video starring Sunshine Bear which is available for primary schools and children's groups.

Head of Fundraising and marketing Cathy Lowe said Beaumond House was keen to encourage children to get involved and help them understand more about the hospice and its work.

"This campaign is a great way for children to keep busy over the summer holidays and also help to teach them the importance of helping others.

"Our video and promotional leaflet have challenge suggestions, but we hope that children will come up with their own fun ideas."

To take part children must register with the hospice and they need to bring the money they have raised to Beaumond House by 3rd September.

Each Hospice Hero who completes their challenges will receive a mini Hospice Hero bear and a thank-you certificate which will be presented at the Newark Dragon Boat Festival on 19th December.

To register and find out more, visit www.beaumondhouse.co.uk/hospice-heroes where you can download a sponsor form or set up a JustGiving page.