Watch our slideshow of pictures from South Shields Memory Walk

Yet again South Shields did not disappoint when it was asked to help others.

Around 5,000 people took part in the Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walk in town on Saturday and helped raise around £360,000 towards dementia research and treatment.

Fundraisers in the South Shields Memory Walk on Saturday.

Fundraisers in the South Shields Memory Walk on Saturday.

The coastal walk, covering distances of 1.5k and 7k, began from Bents Park and was officially started by former Emmerdale television actor John Middleton.

It is one of 35 walks the society holds around the country.

Mr Middleton, whose character, Ashley Thomas, died after suffering from dementia, said: "This is the biggest and best walk we have done yet."

Our thanks to everyone who took part in Saturday's walk.

See if you can spot yourself in our slideshow of pictures and for a full report on the event click here.