A disabled pensioner, who was attacked outside his own home, and the woman who set up a fundraising page to help him, met today for the very first time. See Jonny Blair's full report here, which contains flash photography:
Katie Cutler, who set up a fundraising page for Alan Barnes, the Gateshead pensioner who was attacked outside his home, says she's overwhelmed to have raised more than £140,000 in donations:
Katie Cutler set up a fundraising page after hearing about pensioner Alan Barnes being attacked. So far it's raised more than £140,000.
Run Geordie Run has completed 41.08 miles on the third day of his charity race across Australia.
The fundraiser is hoping to finish a 2558 mile journey from Perth to Sydney.
But it seems his feet are already feeling the strain of the epic mission.
Mark Allison is running across Australia to raise money for charity. He is tweeting all the way, with more than 11,000 supporters following his progress.
A North East fundraiser is setting off on his latest fundraising challenge today.
Mark Allison, also known as Run Geordie Run, is planning to run across Australia.
He'll begin in Perth today.
Mark hopes to run 2,600 miles to Sydney in just 70 days.
That's a gruelling 41 miles per day.
He is raising funds for the Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
A North East fundraiser is jetting off today ahead of his latest challenge. Mark Allison, also known as Run Geordie Run is planning to run across Australia.
Just two years after trecking across the USA, the charity-fundraiser known as Run Geordie Run is about to run across Australia.
Mark Allison will run 2,600 miles from Perth to Sydney in just 70 days.