A FAMILY event is being held to showcase honourable work in communities.

The PCVC Celebration of Local Superheroes event will return for 2019 to thank real-life superheroes who went above and beyond to help others in the community.

Hosted by Ron Hogg, the Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, the family event has been brought forward to the summer, is free to attend, and will be held on Saturday, June 29, at Locomotion, in Shildon from 10am to 3pm.

Mr Hogg said: “This annual event is now a firm family favourite. I have brought the event forward to the summer period in the hope of good weather, although there’s lots to do indoors and the event will be happening come rain or shine.

“A lot of what the work organisations do is hidden so this is a great way for us to show the hidden things they do. I encourage people to come along and have a free day out with all of the family. It is autism friendly as the event is inclusive to all.”

There will be representatives from the emergency services including, the police, fire and rescue service, Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue, along with community and voluntary organisations.