Challenges set to boost fund-raising

A SERIES of challenges have been set by a Morpeth charity to help boost its funds.

Barnabas Safe and Sound has places available for three events next year.

There will be an abseil off the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle in February, a zip wire over the Tyne in June, and for the first time the charity has secured places in the Great North Run in September.

There are booking fees for some of the events, ranging from £25 to £40, and people will be asked to raise a certain amount of sponsorship to take part.

Money raised will help to fund the charity’s youth activities, as well as its supported housing and training schemes.

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