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Town turns out to welcome Mark Solan home from 270-mile challenge

Mark was welcomed by hundred of people Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Crowds gather in Spennymoor to welcome home charity fundraiser Mark Solan.

He is returning to the town after completing a 270-mile walk from London.

Mark won the ITV Tyne Tees Fundraiser of the Year Award and represented the region at the Pride of Britain Awards in London in October.

Mark is welcomed home Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He promised to walk back from the capital in memory of a friend's mother and to raise money and awareness for the charity he set up in Spennymoor, which supports people with cancer and their families.

He has been walking for nineteen days.

Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome him home. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Despite three experts urging him to stop the challenge as he was putting himself at risk of serious injury, Mark has continued his journey.

Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome him home.