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Stephen Picton (right) with (left to right) Robert Lynn, Jess Berry, Sandy Picton, Keerah Cave, Emma Picton and Sophie Smith.
Stephen Picton (right) with (left to right) Robert Lynn, Jess Berry, Sandy Picton, Keerah Cave, Emma Picton and Sophie Smith.

ENTRY is now open for the very first Wonsie Woddle - the quirky fundraiser taking place on the Headland.

Charity champion Stephen Picton is urging fellow fundraisers to don the nighttime clobber and stroll from the Heugh Gun Battery to Victoria Arms to support good causes.

The event will be held on Sunday, June 15 and entry forms are now available for people to sign up.

Entry costs £5 which will all go to Dementia UK but all of those waddling down the seafront will then be able to raise sponsorship cash for their chosen charities.

Entry forms are available from the Victoria Arms, on the Headland, Silhouette Beauty, in York Road, Bonnie Babies, on Hartlepool Marina and Monkey Sangers sandwich shop, in York Road.

Organiser Stephen, 42, who famously raised £50,000 before his 40th birthday is now looking to double that tally before he turns 50.

The cabbie, who lives in the Blakelock Road area of town with his wife, Sandy, said: “I knew we would get a great response straight away and that’s exactly what’s happened.

“I’ve had loads of people telling me they’re going to sign up and asking where to get the entry forms from.

“It’s something different, I’m hoping it can take off in a big way so we can make it an annual event, that would be brilliant.”

Stephen is delighted to be able to show his support for Dementia UK, the charity which has helped his dad, James, 67, since he was diagnosed with the condition two years ago.

People can also sign up contacting Stephen on 07903776256.