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Author Archives: Kerry McCormack

Help us raise funds to keep the Clown Doctors visiting sick children at Sunderland Royal!

As you may already know, we run our Clown Doctors Programme of specialist therapeutic play in three hospitals in the region: The Great North Children’s Hospital, Sunderland Royal and University Hospital of North Durham. Unfortunately, funding is running out for the service in Sunderland Royal...

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Meet our Superhero Fundraisers from Kids 1st Nurseries!

Last week we popped by Kids 1st Nursery in Ashbrooke, Sunderland to visit our little superhero fundraisers who took part in our Superhero September fundraising campaign last year! Kids 1st provide quality childcare in 13 locations across the North East of England.With purpose-built nurseries,...

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We’re celebrating and saying thank you to our fantastic volunteers this week!

From 1st-7th June is volunteers week and we want to take the opportunity to thank and showcase our volunteers for the amazing contribution they make to The Children's Foundation! The Children's Foundation would not be able to continue supporting children and young people across the North East...

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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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