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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.

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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Great North Run Fundraising: Doing the children of the North-East proud!

Great North Run Fundraising: Doing the children of the North-East proud! Charity runs, or in our regions case the Great North Run, can be the most emotional and rewarding form of fundraising in the charity calendar. It may take a great deal of mental strength and determination to get there, but...

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Family Fun Day 2016

  During the course of its history, The Children’s Foundation has challenged a wide array of problems affecting the young people of the North-East. In the last year alone, the 25th year since our inception, 30,000 children’s lives were changed for the better. The great work that I have...

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Volunteers Week 2016

Today marks the start of Volunteers Week 2016 and to kick start the celebrations we held a volunteers tea party at our office. Volunteers are an integral part of The Children's Foundation and have been a welcome addition to the team. Their hard work and dedication ensures we reach more and more...

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Anti-Depressants: A quick fix, or a last resort?

Since the Government dropped their Mental Health Champion for UK schools amidst a wave of controversy last week, the issue of children’s mental health has perhaps never been a more relevant subject. With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week we pose the question; what can we change to...

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