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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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Workmates’ 100-mile challenge is just the warm up

SIX workmates have cycled 100 miles over two days – and that’s just part of their training for a bigger challenge still to come. The team from Interserve, a support services and construction group, completed the Durham Big Ride’s 50-mile Beast route, which starts and ends in Durham City,...

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North East Grand Prix 2014

An event about strategy, pit stops and teamwork you’ll have to work hard together to earn pole position. You’ll be provided with race suits, helmets and gloves and will receive a full race briefing before you take to the track where your laps will be electronically recorded. Date: TBC Price:...

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Great North Run 2015

Places for the Great North Run can be bought from The Children’s Foundation. Be part of the world’s greatest half marathon on Sunday 13th September 2015! Spectator-lined course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto the picturesque coastal finish in South...

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The Children’s Foundation’s Annual Golf Day 2014

All proceeds will go towards The Children’s Foundation’s Happy, Healthy & Safe Appeal:- A team of four entry fee is only £200 which includes: Green Fees Bacon butties & tea/ coffee on arrival BBQ at the 19th hole Presentation for individual & team...

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The Kids’ Clown Concert for Doctors

Austin Sweeney, age 5, who was recently a patient in the hospital, was visited by the Clown Doctors’ during his stay. His parents, teachers and friends were so inspired by the Clown Doctors approach to therapeutic play that they decided to put on a show to raise money. Parents, grandparents,...

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Our Garden Project students getting real work experience

Southlands School’s EPICC Unit, which stands for the Extended Provision for the Inclusion of Challenging Children, is designed to support students that have additional social, emotional and behavioural difficulties or other more complex needs. Sarah Carrie, Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) North...

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