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100 mile challenge in aid of hospital ward

A group of 9 people who are doing a three day charity challenge to raise money for North Tyneside Hospital. GM038495

A group of 9 people who are doing a three day charity challenge to raise money for North Tyneside Hospital. GM038495

A group of fundraisers are preparing to put their bodies through a three-day challenge to raise money for a hospital unit.

The group of nine are preparing for their 100-mile challenge which will see them cycle 70 miles, walk 20 miles and run ten miles.

They are raising money for the diabetes ward at North Tyneside General Hospital in memory of one of their son’s who died from diabetes.

The group – all members of Chirton Social Club – are hoping to raise £5,000 and have already achieved £1,600 thanks to sponsorship from local businesses and friends and family.

Bryan Denley, one of the organisers, said: “One of the lads doing it, his son died a couple of years ago, he was just 24. That’s the reason we’re doing this, to support the diabetes ward at the hospital.”

The event will see them cycle from Coldstream to Amble on May 29, walk to Blyth the following day, then run back to Chirton Social Club on May 31, where there will be a fundraising night to boost their funds.

Tickets for the event, between 7pm and 11.30pm, cost £1.50.

To sponsor the group visit www.justgiving.com/bryan-denley

 

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