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Author Archives: Jonathan Clegg

Get your bowling shoes and business cards at the ready

The Children’s Foundation is pleased to invite to you to our 6th annual Bowling Tournament on Thursday 9th March 2017. Last  year teams from across the region battled it out to become champions with Tait Walker crowned winners once again. Teams of 5 are only £150 which includes arrival...

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Support for youngsters living with cerebral palsy

The Children's Foundation were able to hold a special Cerebral Palsy Regional Small Grant round and 5 community groups were awarded over £5,000 in total to help to enhance the lives of young people affected by cerebral palsy. Those receiving grants this round are Cerebral Palsy Sport, Newcastle...

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Great North Run 2017 places now available!

Have you made a New Year's resolution to take up running? To do more for charity? To try something new?? Whatever your aims for 2017 make sure the Great North Run is one of them! Join 57,000 people in the worlds most iconic half marathon and raise money for a local cause The Children's...

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Another record breaking year for our festive fundraising!

2016 was a fantastic year for our festive fundraising and thanks to the generosity of people from across the North East we managed to raise over £13,000! It was another record breaking year for our Christmas Gift Wrap stand in intu Eldon Square. Thanks to the help and support of our team of...

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Over £30,000 raised in the Great North Run 2016

As the final sponsorship money comes in from our runners, we are incredibly delighted to announce that Team TCF have raised over £30,000. A fantastic achievement by the whole team of runners and we want to say a huge thank you to each and every one of them. Everyone has their own reason for taking...

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10 years of raising a smile

From Saturday 8th – Friday 14th October we have held a series of events and activities to celebrate 10 years of our Clown Doctors Programme in North East hospitals. Before we started the programme in 2006, there was no Clown Doctor programme in our hospitals and the phrase ‘Clown Doctors’...

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Small company, BIG impact. SOS Group Ltd win at the North East Charity Awards

It was an honour for us to be able to attend the North East Charity Awards to celebrate the achievements of the regions charities as well as their supporters. The ceremony was held at Gosforth Marriott Hotel and we are delighted to announce that our corporate supporter SOS Group Ltd won the award...

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Great North Run…

I remember signing up for the Great North Run and telling myself it was months away and that I had plenty of time to prepare. How wrong I was! Weeks crept by, other things were at the forefront of my mind (more on that later), and suddenly it was 3 days until I had to do a half...

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North East Grand Prix 2016

The Children's Foundation's annual North East Grand Prix returns on the 25th November and you're invited! The day kicks off at 5pm at F1K Indoor Karting. Your team will receive a full safety briefing, 15 minutes practise on the course then a 90 minute endurance race and a podium presentation...

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Going the extra mile

It has never occurred to me to label myself a runner. I have always loved to run and used to do so quite regularly in my early 20’s. But then in my late 20’s I got married (my husband gets the blame for most things) and my motivation got lost in my expanding waistline. After lots of broken...

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