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TCF Blog

Welcome to The Children’s Foundation Blog. Each week we will have a guest blogger talking about different topics relevant to the charity ranging from our projects across the North East to our team of volunteers. We do hope you enjoy our blog and if you have any questions or comments you can email us directly on childrens.foundation@nuth.nhs.uk.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Finally the day has arrived, it's National "Random Acts of Kindness Day"!  It is the perfect opportunity to spread some kindness to people who are around you, and make this world a little bit better. A smile, a compliment, or organise an unexpected dinner with your partner can make a big...

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Kindness doesn’t cost much…

We have noticed it’s national ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’ this Friday… What a good excuse to make a small donation to The Children’s Foundation! Every little counts – honestly – and even a lot of small donations can add up and bring relief and happiness to children suffering in our...

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How Daslne can help…

I am writing this blog to share our experiences of family life with autism (ASD); and also to talk about taking part in the DASLNE project and how this has helped me. Our son, M, was diagnosed with ASD at 3 years old.  M started missing developmental milestones around 2 years old, most notably...

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Daslne is now officially a teenager!

It is 13 years since the Database of Children with Autism Spectrum disorder Living in the North East registered the first child member in October 2013.  The aims are still the same: to gather an accurate picture of the numbers and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in...

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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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Meet our new placement student, Lara Puertas

Originally from Spain, and fascinated by Great Britain’s culture and language, I have always focused on improving my English skills, as my main goal was being able to move to the United Kingdom at some point of my life, and build up my career there. My journey started when I took part of an...

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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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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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The A Word

Despite the fact that Autism Awareness Week has been and gone (the blog wasn’t quite ready in time, not through my laziness!), it is a topic I was very keen to cover when we were setting up this blog. Along with children’s mental health, autism is one of our main current focuses when making...

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