Daring healthcare staff are flying into fund-raising.
The Morpeth Branch of Cancer Research UK has organised a zip-wire across the River Tyne this weekend to boost funds.
And as several of the organisers, including Lisa Crichton-Jones and Anne-Marie Lamb, work at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), they have roped colleagues in to take part.
Among the 12 people taking to the zip wire, which runs from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art to Newcastle Quayside, are trust Chief Executive James Duncan and Director of Estates and Facilities Malcolm Aiston.
As well as raising funds for Cancer Research, they will collect cash for the trust’s own charitable funds, which help to buy extra comforts for patients and provide social and leisure activities.
Ms Crichton-Jones, who is NTW Acting Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, said: “Cancer is something that has touched most of us at some point throughout our lives. We aim to raise funds to try to make a difference and each year we strive to do more.”
The event takes place on Sunday. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/morpeth-branch or www.justgiving.com/nhc/donate