FAMILIES are being encouraged to visit Arts 2 Heal and take part in their 1,000-bead challenge.

The mental health charity in Blackburn is putting together 1,000 painted beads to form an artwork display.

The James Street centre wants youngsters to come in and help paint the beads.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 19 from 11am to 3pm.

A spokesman said: "All materials and refreshments will be provided and no booking is needed."