IN PICTURES: Cruse Crew’s fundraising journey

WHEN the Cruse Crew launched in August they were determined to raise £30,000 in 12 months – but had no idea that target would be smashed in half the time, thanks to the generosity of the people of South Tyneside and beyond.

It has been six months of hard work, determination, laughter and tears - of pride.

One of the many fundraising events which helped the Cruse Crew reach its target in half the time.

One of the many fundraising events which helped the Cruse Crew reach its target in half the time.

But most of all their dedication has been driven by their love for those no longer here – Joanne Carr, Gary Robertson, Stephen Heslop, Jack Leggett, Karl Carson and Stacey McCormack.

Here we capture their journey in pictures.