Charity challenge needs competitors

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A children’s charity is looking for people in North Tyneside to take part in a challenge with a difference to help raise vital funds.

The NSPCC is organisaing ‘Chasing the Sun’, which involves a bike, hike and canoe in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, all between sunrise and sunset on April 26.

The challenge starts at the crack of dawn and includes off-road mountain biking around Derwentwater for approximately 25 miles, a trek up and back down Haystacks of around six miles and a two to three- mile canoe event on Derwentwater - all before sunset.

Ben Margetts, NSPCC community fundraising manager for the north east, said: “This is an exciting event.

“It’s quite different from other fundraising activities as it offers a chance to participate in a variety of activities which I hope will appeal to a range of people.”

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