Fund-raising is in top gear at alcohol charity

Bike ride
Bike ride

Pedal power has provided a massive boost for a Morpeth-based charity.

Alcoholic-support charity Drout has benefited to the tune of £1,600 after founder Dave Tinlin, friends and supporters cycled the 140-mile Coast to Coast route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth.

The team was made up of Kelly Weedy, David Miller, Matt Cummings, Alex Morrison and Richard Bowmaker, as well as Richard Jackson, who drove the support vehicle.

The charity, which stands for Drink Out, Dry Out, provides one-to-one help, support groups and complementary therapy services for people with alcohol problems.