A CAMPAIGN to support disadvantaged children has smashed the target of raising over £100,000 within a year.

Wave 105's Cash for Kids charity asked 1,000 members of the public to back their 1,000 Faces initiative by raising £100 each, with the amount raised totalling over £121,000.

Individuals, groups, businesses and schools raised money by taking part in a variety of activities including cake sales, weight loss challenges, marathons, dress-down days, quiz nights and social evenings to collect donations.

Samantha Burdekin, Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “On behalf of Cash of Kids and the organisations, charities and children who will benefit from the money those people raised, I would like to say thank you.

"Whether it took them all year to raise £100 or one day we appreciate the time and commitment that they gave."

Money raised for Cash for Kids is distributed in the form of grants to charities and organisations who work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged from babies up to 18 across the south.

For more information and to apply for a grant, go to Wave105.com/charity