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CHARITIES Group joined unique triathlon Raising money for: Children North East COMMUNICATIONS Officer Jaime Wilkie of Newcastle said: "On July 18, 2015, after over six months of early morning and weekend training, Steve, Graeme, Jon and Pete from Tynemouth Amateur Swimming Club Masters completed a brutal challenge with smiles on their faces after a gruelling 131/2 hours of effort.

"Taking place at the Arrow Valley Country Park in Worcestershire, this new and unique triathlon format of a 7 mile swim, 61 mile bike and marathon run truly made them Iso-men."

Champion's charity night Raising money for: Northumbria Blood Bikes and Bright Red's Lee Robson Patient Care Grants.

TESCO Consett Genesis Extra Community Champion Kirsty Lawrence, of Consett, said: "Community Champion's, Kirsty Lawrence and Clair Gray, from Tesco Consett Genesis Extra's store not only support the local community and charities through their job roles but also dedicate their own time to support their charities.

"In February they organized a charity night to raise money. Tesco Charity Trust have just added a further PS230.97 to the total raised for each charity.

"As part of the local community we both fundraise for causes outside of work hours. To be able to raise money for local charities gives a real sense of pride. You never know what's around the corner in your own life so we try to help where we can. " Amble Harbour Day Raising money for: Amble Shannon Lifeboat Appeal KATRINA Cassidy said: "Amble Harbour Day will take place on Sunday, August 30 from 10-4pm on the Quayside in Amble.

"It will be a fun day for all the family, with RNLI exercise, Cadet Cassino band, stalls, refreshments, children's fancy dress competition (theme by the sea) raffle, children's fun fair with birds of prey and book and brick a brac with an appearance by the RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.

"The volunteer RNLI crew risk their lives every time their pagers go off. ALF was set a target in July 2014 to raise PS200,000 to replace the ageing Four boys Lifeboat with a quicker, safer and more economic Shannon Class Lifeboat."

Free make-up masterclass RAISING money for: Look Good Feel Better CARLY Boyt of Consett said: "Tesco Consett are hosting a free skincare and make-up Masterclass in partnership with the charity, Look Good Feel Better, helping women combat the visible side effects of their cancer treatment.

"It is on Thursday, August 27 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Please call Kirsty on 07933 670387 to book your place."

Raising awareness Raising money for: Cancer Research UK (breast cancer specifically) FOUNDER of #knowyourmelons Bridie Lincoln of St Peter's Basin said: "October is breast cancer awareness month, this is when we promote the carving of melons instead of pumpkins for Halloween whilst donating to CRUK. Nominate your friends to know their melons (breasts) and post photos of your carved melons on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or you can pose holding melons in front of your chest.

"I fundraise for CRUK. My latest idea #knowyourmelons is all about promoting the early detection of breast cancer by encouraging ladies to always know what their healthy breasts feel like so they are able to detect any changes that occur in the event of cancer."

Family fun day in Ponteland Raising money for: Children's Cancer CHERYL Davison of Westerhope said: "A family fun day is being held at the Diamond Inn in Ponteland on August 30. There will be a BBQ, face painting, pony rides, bouncy castle, cake, sweet and craft stalls, Elsa painting nails, a candyfloss machine, children's entertainer and much more.

"My cousin's eight-month-old son Finley was diagnosed with Wilms tumour (kidney cancer) in February this year. Myself, Donna (Finley's mam) and Steven (Finley's dad) have set up the charity Finley's Gift and are fundraising for Ward 4 at the RVI Children's Cancer."


Bridie Lincoln and Viv Watt Cushing

From left: Clair Gray (Community <B Champion), Ashley Elliott (Bright Red), Andy Watson (Northumbria Blood Bikes) and Kirsty Lawrence (Community Champion)
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 22, 2015
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