A charity which travels the North East offering second hand items for 5p says demand for the service has risen sharply.
Top North East bands raised more than £10,000 when they performed as their heroes at a charity event for St Oswald's Hospice.
Kevin Paterson's family say even if they have to walk round, they will finish the Great Birmingham Run like he did.
Five men from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.
It's taken them more than a year to get there and they've travelled through 25 countries on the way.
They're due to cycle across America next and are due back on Teesside in just under a year.
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Five lads from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.
It has taken them over a year to get there and they have travelled through 25 countries on their way.
They will spend this christmas in Australia before cycling across America and back to Teesside through Europe.
So far they have raised £12,500 for local charities and are hoping to reach their target of £20,000 by the time they get home.
A couple from Teesside, who cycled the coast-to-coast in America for a MS charity, have had their bikes stolen.
Dave and Janice Noble pictured on the left, took on the challenge with another couple. They cycled from Seattle to New York. That is 100 miles per day for 35 days.
Tony Morrison has completes a run from John O'Groats to Land's End with a fridge on his back.
Here are the stats:
- Fridge weighed 42.5kg
- Tony ran for 41 days
- He ran 1,009 miles
– Tony Morrison
“When I set out on this challenge, I genuinely had no idea how far I’d get. I wanted to try something so hard that nobody could be certain of its outcome. All I could do was try to prepare myself physically and mentally as best I could.
“At the end of this I feel humbled really. I’ve had so much support and generosity from the British public from the top of Scotland all the way down to the bottom of England.
“I could go on all day about the kindness I’ve been shown. But honestly, without all the messages online and people honking their horns in support I know I couldn’t have done this.”
The 49-year-old, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, carried his fridge to raise money and awareness of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Lady Elsie Robson, the widow of the late Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby, will start a walk in aid of the charity Parkinson's UK.
Fundraisers will walk two and a half miles from Lanchester Valley to Langley Park in County Durham.
The charity, which runs 17 support branches in the North East, says 120,000 people in the UK have Parkinson's disease, and every hour someone is told they have it.
In a tale of endurance and endeavour, and in aid of a good cause, a group of accountants have taken part in a relay swim of the English Channel from England to France.
Two members of the team dropped in to see Pam and Ian to talk about what they had been up to.
If you won a thousand pounds, what would you spend it on? Few of us would spend it as selflessly as Emily Ong from Northumberland.
When Emily won a work competition for her customer service, she used the prize money to travel to Ghana, where she had been volunteering at an orphanage.
Helen Ford reports.
Sarah Clark started today's Run for Life in Darlington in memory of her husband, Andrew.
She describes to ITV News why she took part in today's event.
Sarah Clark from Bishop Auckland and her three young sons started the Race for Life in Darlington today.
Sarah Clark and her children were guests of honour at the event at South Park where they will be taking part in memory of her husband, Andrew Clark.
Andrew lost his life to colon cancer in August last year after a month of being diagnosed with the disease. He was 44 years old.
Sarah said: "We are doing it in memory of my husband Andrew who passed away on 19th August 2012 after only being diagnosed on 19th July 2012. Our boys are very keen to raise money for Cancer Research UK and because they are under 12 they are able to take part in the Race for Life this year”.