Charity launches a new river walk

Participants taking part in the Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care Walk.
Participants taking part in the Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care Walk.
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A group of fundraisers have been stepping out to help raise money for a cancer charity.

A new book highlighting walks along the River Tyne has been published to help raise awareness and money for the cancer charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care (DAAB).

The book – River Tyne Trail: sources to sea – highlights walks along the river totalling 135 miles and it would take 12 days to complete them all.

The charity has developed the walk, with stone markers indicating the start at Deadwater Farm – Kielder and Tynehead – Garrigill, and finishes at the pier at South Shields and at the foot of the castle at Tynemouth Pier.

And in the middle of the walk there is a stone marker where the two rivers meet at Warden.

The walk was officially launched on Tuesday.

Among those who gathered at Tynemouth Pier for a ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mayor Norma Redfearn, North Tyneside Council chief executive Patrick Melia, DAAB trustee Professor Sir Alan Craft, and River Tyne Trail: sources to sea author Peter Donaghy.

Schoolchildren from Kings Priory School, Langley First School, King Edward Primary School and North Tyneside Music Service in Howdon sang Waters of Tyne, then joined the representatives for the first mile of the walk.

The representatives will gather again on Friday, near Warden, for the final celebration and launch of the walk and book.

For more on the charity visit www.daftasabrush.org.uk