Dermot gets behind books

X FACTOR presenter Dermot O’Leary is urging Northumberland residents to become hosts themselves to help a cancer charity.

To Kill a Mockingbird is Dermot’s favourite book and he is among many famous faces who are appealing to people to take part in Bowel Cancer UK’s Big Book Swap during October.

Hosting a book swap is straightforward. Having one at home is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends or why not get together with work colleagues to share your favourite books?

Get everyone to make a donation and then pass on the proceeds to Bowel Cancer UK.

To organise such an event, get hold of a fund-raising pack from or call 02073 864006.