Charity event at a standstill

Supporters of a Wallsend-based charity-The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund are seen standing frozen in time in Newcastle's Northumberland Street to raise awareness about the asbestos related disease.

Supporters of a Wallsend-based charity-The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund are seen standing frozen in time in Newcastle's Northumberland Street to raise awareness about the asbestos related disease.

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TIME stood still for supporters of a North Tyneside charity last month as they froze on a city centre shopping street for a minute and a half.

About 50 people stood still in Newcastle’s Northumberland Street in aid of the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund.

Supporters of a Wallsend-based charity-The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund are seen standing frozen in time in Newcastle's Northumberland Street to raise awareness about the asbestos related disease.

Supporters of a Wallsend-based charity-The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund are seen standing frozen in time in Newcastle's Northumberland Street to raise awareness about the asbestos related disease.

Charity founder Chris Knighton, of Wallsend, said: “We wanted to try and create an event which would let people who might not have heard of mesothelioma have the opportunity to find out more about it.”

For more information visit www.mkmrf.org