Sponsored walk in aid of homeless Adam

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Kindhearted people from Blyth have come together once more to raise awareness about homelessness.

An electric walk was held in the town last night, to raise money for local charity Making Winter Warmer For Those Without, who stepped forward when 34-year-old Adam Blythe, who had been sleeping rough in Blyth, was assaulted last month.

Blyth electric walk.

Blyth electric walk.

Adam’s story struck a chord with the community, resulting in hundreds of get well messages, and a dedicated fundraising website that saw thousands of pounds raised for him.

The sponsored walk saw more than 100 people in bright clothing armed with glow sticks walking from the River Cafe on Blyth Quayside last night, finishing back at Blyth Market Place.

Kerry Lister-Pattinson, from Making Winter Warm­­­­­er, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along or sponsored people who were taking part in the electric walk in Blyth, to raise money for Making Winter Warmer.

“I have to say I was humbled by how much the people of Blyth have done to help our campaign. It was amazing to see everyone coming together to support our cause.

“It was so wonderful to see how much community spirit there is in such a small town.

“The people of Blyth really proved to me that the true meaning of the word community is still standing strong there.”