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Ian Botham on Tyneside for charity walk

Sir Ian Botham setting out on his charity walk Photo: ITV

Joining Sir Ian Botham for today's walk is eight year old Ben Charlton from Gateshead, who has been treated for leukaemia for three years.

Ben was chosen as a mascot for the fundraising walk because of his positive attitude.

Ben Charlton and Sir Ian Botham Credit: ITV

You can see Ian Botham at Newcastle Quayside this morning, and join him for the final four miles of the walk at Gibside National Trust Park from midday onwards.