Fundraisers walking the walk today in South Shields for Cancer Connections

Cancer Connections  Faith, Hope and Love Walk of Life at Bents Park
Cancer Connections Faith, Hope and Love Walk of Life at Bents Park

Fundraisers will be walking round the clock today to boost coffers for a South Tyneside charity.

Cancer Connection’s annual Faith, Hope and Love relay will be taking place at Bents Park in South Shields.

We depend on donations to be able to keep going

Deborah Roberts, one of the charity’s co-founders,

The event is one of the Harton Lane charity’s biggest fundraisers and sees families, many of whom have been affected by cancer, come together to take part in a 24-hour relay.

The relay starts at 10am with the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse and ends tomorrow.

Then at 11am there will be a Braveheart’s lap of cancer survivors, who will be accompanied by youngsters.

Cancer Connections co-founder Deborah Roberts said: “Every year, the people of South Tyneside overwhelm us with their generosity by taking part and supporting our events.

“We’re hoping lots of people come along over the course of the weekend to cheer on all those who are taking part.

“We’re obviously hoping that the weather stays fine for us all too.”

Throughout the event, singers will be performing and from noon until 2pm, youngsters will be able to meet and have their pictures taken with a range of storybook princesses, as well as Spider-Man, Peppa Pig and Hello Kitty.

Paralaympic gold medallist Josef Craig from Jarrow will also be going along to show his support at noon.

Deborah added: “There will be plenty of things going on for everyone to enjoy.

“As a charity we depend on the donations and support from people to be able to keep helping those who need it.”

To take part in next year’s relay event call 456 5081 for more information.