Ouseburn Valley will be the finish line for a comic-con inspired charity walk on Saturday 11 March in support of people living with Muscular Dystrophy. The Ouseburn Trust along with Ouseburn Farm, Seven Stories and Stepney Bank Stables have signed up to host a family fun day at the end of a 1-mile fancy dress walk organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The inclusive walk, which will begin at 11:30am below the Tyne Bridge, is expected arrive into the Valley around 12:15pm. With more than 200 supporters from across the North East and Cumbria set to visit the area for the very first time, dressed as their favourite superhero or villain, it promises to be an exciting afternoon for the everyone in the Valley.

The Trust will facilitate taster tours at The Victoria Tunnel for charity walk participants, complementing the activities already scheduled to take place as part of a weekend to celebrate Disabled Access Day 2017. Seven Stories will bring to life superhero tales through performances and sensory story sessions. Across the road, Ouseburn Farm will open up their doors to allow families taking part an opportunity to meet their animals and just around the corner, Stepney Bank Stables will be offering children the chance to experience a pony ride.

The walk itself will take place as part of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Move a Mile for Muscles initiative. Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for 70,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions. With no cure or effective treatments, the walk will be raising vital funds to continue world-class research and ensure our very own local heroes, who live with muscle-wasting conditions, have access to the support and specialist care they so desperately need.

Interested participants should register to take part via www.musculardystrophyuk.org/events/move-a-mile-for-muscles-newcastle. Registration costs just £10 for a family of four or £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. All proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy UK

Booking for this event has now closed.