Plans to create a new purpose-built facility which will be the first of its kind in the north-east have been given a 3D makeover.
Model design company Celtic3d created a mock-up of what the Charlie House facility will look like.
The £8 million centre would be the only one in the north-east and would have eight bedrooms for children as well as family accommodation.
It would also have a number of activity areas, including a sensory room, spa room, craft room, therapy room, outdoor play area and sensory gardens.
Gavin Bain, of Celtic3d, volunteered to create the model for the company for free, to help illustrate what it will look like.
The layers can be removed, which allows people to see what individual parts of the centre will look like, complete with miniature beds and tables.
Mr Bain said: “It’s the second version of the model I made.
“The first one I made about eight or nine months ago.
“I don’t have a personal connection to the charity, I just attended a presentation they gave about the project and I thought this is something I would quite like to help with.
“I thought a model would help them to describe the building.”
The model was made with the fundraising appeal in mind.
It is thought it will help people to visualise what the centre will actually look like, and those who may be sponsoring aspects of the build such as the bedrooms would be able to see them in 3D.
Mr Bain added: “There’s about four or five different ways the model could have been built, it could have included more of the landscape.
“If you just had leaflets then people would walk past, and not stop, but having a model starts a conversation.
“If the model engages people, then it’s doing its job.”
Charlie House supports children with complex disabilities or life-limiting conditions and their families.
It offers a range of different activities and supports parents.
The new centre will help provide respite, with the nearest facility currently more than 100 miles away.