Town residents are teaming up to raise money for two 'worthy causes' for their town by either walking or hiking in a two-day fundraiser event.

Committee members, friends, and 'punters' of the Jubilee pub in Haltwhistle have set themselves a challenge to hike or bike 43 miles on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July, to raise money for the development of football in Haltwhistle and Haltwhistle hospital.

Each year, the group tries to raise money for a charity personal to them, and this year they decided to try to raise funds for two main factors in the town.

One participant of the fundraiser, Mark Dixon, said: "We are trying to raise funds for two great causes.

"A few of us put our heads together and came up with the idea to raise funds for the development of football, as we lost our chairman Malcolm Hind, who also owned the jubilee pub, to prostate cancer; without him, football would not be where it is in the town.

"The other is to raise funds for Haltwhistle hospital, a great local hospital that has supported many families in the area.

"On the two days, some will walk from Garigill, which is the Tyne Head, to Haltwhistle on Friday and carry on walking on Saturday; the others will cycle it all on Saturday and finish at Warden stone.

"If people would like to support any way they can, we have a just giving page, and numerous sponsorship forms exist in and around Haltwhistle."