Toon Legend Happy To Back Cause!

Last updated : 12 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Cancer Research UK's first Relay for Life Gateshead is taking place at Gateshead International Stadium this weekend.

From 2pm on Saturday until 10am the following morning, teams of people from all over the region, including cancer patients and survivors, will be spurred on by local bands in a continuous relay.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can roam an abundance of stalls and cancer information marquees, choose from a selection of refreshments and enjoy face painting, a martial arts demonstration and themed relay laps.

There are still relay places available. Contact committee chairwoman Pat Stevens on 0191 2855912 or visit