AS they celebrate 10 years since gaining registered status, a Kirkby Lonsdale charity has teamed up with a nearby creative studio as it plans to develop its work.

Children of Hope, which helps provide children in vulnerable communities in Uganda with education and access to health care. will now be the official charity partner of Single Malt.

And the Single Malt team have set about cementing the partnership by working on a new website and branding for the charity.

"Spreading the word and raising awareness about what we do is vital, however our previous website needed a complete overhaul," said Juliet Burd, UK director of Children of Hope.

"We were totally blown away by the Single Malt team’s generous offer to rebuild it for us.

"Beforehand, we were rather embarrassed to direct people to the website, but now we’re extremely proud to show it off and use it as a platform to tell our story and demonstrate the work that we’re doing.”

Sarah Miller, designer at Single Malt, said they were only to keen to help.

"From the first meeting we gained a huge appreciation for everything the charity do, and were truly touched by their work," she said.

"They are a very inspiring charity doing amazing things, therefore, we were honoured to donate our time to their cause.”