Campaigners will set off on a walk in Tynemouth later today, November 25, to "highlight the hidden problems of domestic abuse".
The four-mile walk will bring together those who have experienced abuse, alongside abuse support organisations - including health agencies and North Tyneside Council.
50 balloons will also be released to commemorate victims of violence.
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