Comedians from around the north of England are walking Hadrian's Wall to raise money for ovarian cancer.
The group, led by Hartlepool comic Nick Banks, left Port Carlisle earlier today to begin their 84 mile journey. They're also performing free gigs at venues along the wall.
The walk is being held in memory of Matthew Fong's mother, who he lost to ovarian cancer in 2012. Matthew and his friends are hoping to raise money and awareness about the disease.
They'll be covering about 10-15 miles a day and will walk for several hours, before putting on the following gigs at night:
- Friday 2 May, The Venue, Carlisle
- Sunday 4 May, The Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead
- Monday 5 May, The Twice Brewed Inn, Henshaw, Northumberland
- Tuesday 6 May, The George Hotel, Chollerford, Northumberland
- Wednesday 7 May The Swan Hotel, Heddon-on-the-Wall Northumberland
Ovarian cancer facts:
- The fifth most common cancer for women in the UK
- There are 6,800 new cases each year
- Can often be misdiagnosed
Ovacome's BEAT ovarian cancer campaign is centred around an easy to remember acronym of the main symptoms:
- B - bloating that doesn't come and go
- E - eating less and feeling full quicker
- A - abdominal pain
- T - tell you GP
So far about £2,000 has been raised for Ovacome on the walk’s Just Giving page.
Full details about their walk can be found here
For more information about ovarian cancer visit www.ovacome.org.uk