Charity fun but were you in the picture?
Charity fun but were you in the picture?

Remember the telethons? Eight reminders of Hartlepool people doing the TV charity marathons in the 1980s and 90s

Who remembers the ITV telethons. They certainly were a hit in Hartlepool.

Friday, 8th April 2022, 4:55 am

They took place in 1988, 1990 and 1992. Each lasted for 27 hours and all were hosted by Michael Aspel.

The US-style continuous broadcasts raised millions for disability charities across the United Kingdom.

Lots of you got involved locally, as this selection of snaps shows from throughout the Hartlepool and East Durham areas.

What are the stories behind the pictures? Take a look and then get in touch with your own memories.

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