Our Organisation

It has been over 25 years since The Children’s Foundation was established with the aim of tackling, what was then, the worst child health levels in the country, since that time the foundation has worked tirelessly to raise over £20 million. Although wording may have changed since 1990, our mission and commitment remains ‘making the health of our children here in the North East and North Cumbria the best in the country’. The foundation was founded by Sir Al Aynsley-Green and continues to be governed by a Board of trustees.


His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC.

Vice Presidents

Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green Kt
Professor Kim Bartlett
Dr John Bridge
Anne Galbraith OBE
Maurice JR Harvey
George Ross MBE
Professor Sir Alan Craft
Peter Gavin
Lucy Winskell OBE

Our Trustees

Dr Martin Ward-Platt – Chairman
Stephen Prior
Phil Marshall OBE
Dianne Winship
David Wood
Barry Speker


Mark Allison aka RGR

We help the children that other charities don’t always reach - disadvantaged, disabled and distressed. Donating £5 can help some of the most vulnerable children in our region…

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