A CHARITY night has been held to raise cash to cover the cost of a mammoth walking challenge.
Tom Brunton, 19, will be walking the Great Wall of China in October in aid of Kidney Research UK.
A fundraising event at the Village Hotel in North Shields brought in £500, and that was matched by a £500 donation from Barclays Bank’s community fund.
Bank spokesman Chris Parry said: “We are thrilled to support Tom and raise money for Kidney Research UK.
“Last year, staff at our Doxford Park centre in Sunderland raised more than £200,000 for charities, both local and national, and this year, we are on track to beat that figure.”