Last chance to sign up for Wonsie Woddle on Hartlepool’s Headland

Stephen Picton dressed in his Onesie..
Stephen Picton dressed in his Onesie..

THERE’S not long left for charity supporters to sign up for a fundraising first being held on the Headland this weekend.

The seafront will be a mass of colour as onesie-wearing fundraisers walk from the Heugh Gun Battery to the Victoria Arms this Sunday, June 15.

The first ever Wonsie Woddle has been organised by prolific charity supporter Stephen Picton who has been impressed by the support of kind-hearted residents keen to sign up and take part.

But charity supporters still have the chance to register ahead of the quirky fundraiser.

Taxi driver Stephen, 42, who famously raised £50,000 for good causes before his 40th birthday, came up with the idea in aid of Dementia UK, the charity which has helped his dad, James, 67, since he was diagnosed with the condition two years ago.

Entry for the event is £5 for adults and just £1 for children with all of the sign-up money going towards Dementia UK.

But those who register can then get sponsored and raise cash for the charity of their choice.

Stephen, who is married to Sandy and lives in the Blakelock Road area of Hartlepool, said: “I can’t wait now.

“With it being the first year I want it to be massive then hopefully we can build on it in the future.

“The support I have had has been fantastic, now I’m encouraging as many people as possible to sign up before Sunday and for those who aren’t taking part to come out and support those who are.”

For more information about the event people are asked to visit the Wonsie Woddle Facebook page.

To sign up call Stephen on 07903 776256.