FOOD store staff chose a ‘rock around the clock’ fancy dress theme to help launch a year of fundraising for young adult carers.

Employees at the Co-operative, in Fulthorpe Avenue, in the Mowden area Darlington, will spend 2013 raising funds for the Carer’s Trust.

The charity formed last year when The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care came together.

Store manager Marie Welsh said: “The challenge of unpaid caring is an often hidden issue, even though it can affect most families at some time.

“We’re delighted that Carers Trust is our charity of the year and, that we have the chance to make a difference to the lives of young people in our communities who undertake practical and emotional caring responsibilities.”

The trust provides breaks for young carers aged 14 to 25.