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Author Archives: Kerry McCormack

Nominations are now open for The Stars Awards!

Do you know a little star who deserves some recognition for overcoming the challenges associated with disability? Or a mother or carer who goes above and beyond? The Stars Awards aim to recognise the achievements of children in the North East with a disability, their friends and families and the...

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We’re recruiting a new placement student!

Are you a passionate and creative university student looking for a unique placement opportunity to develop skills in fundraising, marketing and events? The Children’s Foundation is looking for a student to join our small but vibrant team to support the team on all necessary aspects of organising,...

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Walbottle students unveil their new wildlife pond!

Our hard-working students at Walbottle school working towards their horticulture qualifications as part of our Therapeutic Horticulture project unveil their latest achievement in the Garden, a new purpose-built wildlife pond. On Tuesday 8th May, students unveiled their...

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Meet the new Head of the Children’s Foundation, Tony!

I am excited to begin my new journey leading The Children's Foundation. In such a short time, I've been truly inspired by the energy, passion and commitment of the TCF Team that I have inherited and the range of the Foundation's delivery that I have witnessed including our ground breaking BaMM...

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Is golf your cup of tee? Join us at our golf day on 25th May!

You are warmly invited to our annual golf day at Tynemouth Golf Club on Friday 25th May. Guests will arrive at 12.30 to enjoy a bacon sandwich and a hot drink before teeing off to a shotgun start in the beautiful grounds of Tynemouth Golf Club. The event will end with a bbq at the 19th hole,...

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Gardening Week

As its Gardening Week find out what our young Scholarship Students have been up to over the last few months at Southlands School..... ...Now that the weather is a bit warmer it a busy time in the garden, its time to start planting some young vegetables outside in the raised beds.  The students...

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Growing Plants and Confidence

We’ve just launched the second of our therapeutic horticulture scholarship schemes at Walbottle Campus  in Throckley. The scholarship involves Year 10 and Year 11 pupils (aged 13 to 15) and is designed to develop skills and self-esteem for those struggling to meet their full potential. It...

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Mental Health Educational Workshops

Evidence of Need Children and young people face a range of issues and pressures whilst they are growing up with mental health concerns proving to be an escalating issue. Within a class of 30 children 3 will have a diagnosable mental health issue.  We have spoken to schools, professionals,...

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Cerebral Palsy Grant Round

Due to a very kind donation we are delighted to be able to hold a special grant round in November 2016 dedicated to projects relating to Cerebral Palsy. We will support community projects, charities & any properly constituted non-profit group that benefit children and young people in the North...

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