South Tyneside folk have a nose for helping others less fortunate than themselves.
They have proved that countless times before and are doing so again by taking part in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day celebrations.
Youngsters have paid to dress up in fancy dress or in red clothing to support the charity's crusade on behalf a host of United Kingdom and African causes.
Our thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send us their pictures.
More of your photos will appear online here and in Saturday's paper.