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We have been shortlisted!

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been shortlisted for the North East Charity Awards 2018 this time in the Uniquely North East Catergory. The North East Charity Awards recognise the hard work and innovative thinking of local charities and individual fundraisers, whilst...

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Special Round of Regional Small Grants

Around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK. Cerebral Palsy can affect muscle control, coordination, and tone, reflexes, posture and balance. Often a person with Cerebral Palsy will display signs of the condition, but the effects can vary greatly from person to person...

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Meet our high school work experience student Caitlin

Hi, my name is Caitlin and I'm the daughter of project co-ordinator Samantha at The Children's Foundation. My secondary school gives each pupil a week off to complete work experience. As I had already volunteered for The Children's Foundation I decided that I wanted to learn more about the charity...

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Little Lotus Nursery Toddler’s Toddle to raise funds!

Well done to our little superheroes at the Little Lotus Nursery for completing a sponsored toddler toddle in aid of The Children's Foundation and raising an amazing total of £300! Little Lotus is a non-profit nursery which aims to give back to the Benwell community in which it is based. Set...

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Venator host charity football tournament in aid of The Children’s Foundation

  Staff at Wynyard based Venator put their best foot forward by organising a football tournament to raise money for The Children's Foundation. Venator are a leading global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and performance...

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The Yellow Brick Road Pony Show 2018

The Yellow Brick Road annual pony show took place on Saturday 16th June. All riders rode extremely well and looked very smart in their riding gear. Over £1,000 was raised, which will be generously matched by Barclay's Bank. A huge thankyou to all of riders who took part in one of our...

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Musings of a Mum Living with an Autistic Child

As a single mum of a child on the autism spectrum, I understand the daily challenges that autism can bring. Some days I feel like a fraud when complaining about trivial things, like my lack of a good night’s sleep, when many families have it a lot worse. Every night I lie awake thinking about...

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

10% of Children and young people (aged 5 -16) have a clinically diagnosed Mental Health problem, yet 70% of Children and Adolescents who experience mental health issues have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Teachers report increases in children with anxiety,...

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Courage does panto…..oh yes he does!!

The Children's Foundation supported the event through our Regional Small Grants programme, where we award local charities up to £1000 to run projects and events that support children and young people in the North East. Regional Small Grants allow us to extend our reach and work in partnership with...

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A flying start for the zipwire heroes

A strong team of 10 Superheroes jumped from the Wearmouth Bridge on Sunday 4th May to raise money for The Children’s Foundation’s Sunderland Royal Hospital Vpod Appeal. The event should raise near £1000 towards the appeal for the 3D Vpod units which help relax and entertain young patients...

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