Obstacle challenge to help veterans

Fundraisers with a sense of adventure are being invited to sign up for the challenge of a lifetime and help support a new centre for ex-service personnel.

On March 29, Whitley Bay Promenade and beach will be transformed as scores of people take part in the Warrior Beach Assault, a 10k course with both physical and mental obstacles.

Those signing up will face challenges with names such as Tom Dick and Harry, Jacob’s Ladder and Galleon, Kill Zone and Beach Burn.

But organisers insist the course will be a fun day out for everyone – with the opportunity to support a worthy cause.

The event will raise money for a new veterans’ centre being built in Sunderland.

A target of £200,000 has been set to help complete the project, which aims to help those leaving the services cope with a return to their civilian life.

The beach assault is being organised by Newcastle-based Total Racing International, which specialises in putting together sporting challenge events.

Phil Gray, of Total Racing International, who organised the event, said: “This is going to be an absolutely brilliant day out and it is suitable for people at all fitness levels.

“We really hope people will get behind it and come and try something really different and help a great cause at the same time.”

There is an entry fee of £49 per person and anyone interested can sign up at www.beachassault.co.uk