A team of cheerleaders will be swapping back flips for sponsored litter picking on South Tyneside’s beaches this weekend.
Athletes from two North East Cheer Allstars teams will be tackling the trash while raising funds for a trip to the US Finals in Florida next year.
Two groups, Team Dazzle and Team Quartz, have qualified to represent UK at the world’s largest All-Star cheerleading competition – The Summit - which takes place at the ESPN arena in Disneyworld Florida in May and will be attended by teams from across the globe.
Team Dazzle, who train at Temple Park, South Shields, will be conducting a litter pick on South Shields Beach, starting at Littlehaven, between 10am and midday on Saturday.
Head coach for North East Cheer Allstars, Rachel Lynch said: “We are incredibly proud of all of our teams and their successes over last season. It is fantastic that we have two teams going through to take part in The Summit.
“We believe in providing a safe fun and positive environment for children within the North East to learn, keep fit and build self-confidence. We hope to see lots of people on the beaches on Saturday and value any support members of the public can give our athletes.”
Donations are also being accepted through their North East Charity Sports Challenge 2018 fundraising page where Metro Radio Cash for Kids and the LGA Foundation will match funding raised up to the value of £2,500, by visiting www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/metro-radio-sports-challenge-