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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.

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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Introducing: The Children’s Foundation blog!

Hi there, and welcome to our new blog! Since we launched in 1990 our mission has always been to help the children of the North-East region who need it the most, with ever-changing ideas on how best to raise money for our worthwhile and life-changing campaigns. We’ve certainly learnt a lot over...

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