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FULL REPORT: Comedy walk with serious side

A group of comedians have begun walking Hadrian's Wall to raise money for charity. The group are performing gigs en route to raise cash and awareness of ovarian cancer. One of the comics, Matthew Fong from Doncaster, lost his Mum to the disease two years ago.

Hannah McNulty spoke to them as they set off on their walk from Port Carlisle on the Solway Firth in Cumbria.

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Have you heard the one about funny men on Hadrian's Wall?

They began their giggle in Port Carlisle this morning Credit: ITV Border

A group of comedians have begun walking the Hadrian's Wall route to raise money for charity.

Organised by Nick Banks from Hartlepool, the group set off from Port Carlisle on Friday morning.

They're performing free gigs along the way with the audience asked to donate money at the end.

One of the comedians, Matthew Fong, lost his mother to ovarian cancer two years ago, and money is being raised for the charity Ovacome.

Beijing biddies left for China this morning

Two intrepid women have set off from Cumbria this morning on an epic fundraising mission.

Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath have dubbed themselves the Beijing biddies and set themselves the challenge of driving from Tebay to China in thirty days.

On their journey they will cover an incredible eight and a half thousand miles.

We sent Ryan Dollard to see them off:

Beijing biddy: 'It's the drive that matters not the age'

An epic journey began in Cumbria this morning.

Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath are driving from Tebay to China unaided and unsupported. The duo are hoping to raise £150,000 for cancer charities.

The grandmothers, who call themselves the Beijing biddies, aim to complete the challenge in thirty days.

Edwina says it doesn't matter what age you are:

Beijing Biddies' big adventure begins

The women will travel through Europe and Russia before reaching China Credit: ITV Border

Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath are driving from Tebay to China, unaided and unsupported, to raise £150,000 for cancer charities.

The duo, who call themselves the Beijing biddies, aim to complete the challenge in thirty days.

Well wishers wave the Biddies on their way Credit: ITV Border

Edwina and Kate say getting older should be no barrier to taking on big challenges.

They will travel through Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, right across Russia, and through Mongolia before reaching their destination.

The duo left Tebay this morning Credit: ITV Border
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