A CARING South Tyneside student is tapping into some community spirit to boost the fight against cancer.
Victoria Addison is going the extra mile for charity at the Amsterdam half-marathon in October – but is aiming to raise even more funds with a fun folk music evening tomorrow.
The 21-year-old, of Mitford Road, South Shields, has organised a Ceilidh – an evening of Irish and Scottish folk music – at the Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields, kicking off at 7pm.
The event will raise precious pounds for the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR), for whom she is also lacing up her running boots in Holland.
Tickets for the event are priced at £5, and residents keen for an evening of toe-tapping entertainment, in aid of a good cause, are urged to come along.
Miss Addison, who studies dentistry at King’s College in London, said: “There has been a really good response over the past couple of weeks, but there will still be space for people to come along and pay on the door.”
The charity champion will take part in the Amsterdam race, along with fellow students from her college’s Raising and Giving Society.
She said: “I had put my name forward for the Great North Run, but didn’t get through the entry ballot.
“Then I heard about the Amsterdam Marathon through another student at King’s College.”
Anyone who wants to donate can visit www.justgiving.com/VicAddison.