Support for cancer fund from Mark

Mark Baxter from The Copper Kettle at Lintonville Terrace at Ashington-charity fundraiser'REF1112145742
Mark Baxter from The Copper Kettle at Lintonville Terrace at Ashington-charity fundraiser'REF1112145742

A charity fundraiser in Ashington has created new clothing to help raise £100,000.

Mark Baxter has produced a range of hoodies and t-shirts that he hopes will help raise money for local cancer groups and charities.

The pink and black clothing each feature his ‘4 Q cancer’ logo, which is reflective to help the message stand out in the dark.

Mark, 45, said: “I want to raise £100,000. I want to achieve that by July next year.

“My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago, she has been in remission for seven years, and it was during her treatment that I thought I wanted to do something to raise money.

“Everyone is affected by cancer, either directly or through a relative or friend.

“It’s an issue that is close to people’s hearts.

“For every item sold I will put a portion of it into a fund and then share it out with local cancer charities.”

Mark has had an initial 20 hoodies made and is selling them from his Copper Kettle cafe in Ashington and they are already proving popular with customers.

And his wife is also helping promote the items via Twitter and Facebook.