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Success at the North East Charity Awards

More than 400 people gathered at Hardwick Hall in County Durham to celebrate the very best of the voluntary sector in a glittering event as local and national charities were crowned winners and runners up at the North East Charity Awards. The Children's Foundation team were honoured to have been...

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Get involved in Christmas Volunteering in Sunderland & Newcastle!

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING VOLUNTEER With Christmas just around the corner, Santa has asked us to give North East shoppers a little hand with their gift wrapping! We are recruiting festive elves to volunteer to wrap gifts and sprinkle festive cheer at our Christmas gift wrapping stations in Eldon...

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Apply for a small grant to support cerebral palsy by 26th Oct!

The Children's Foundation offer small grants to North East community groups and grass roots organisations so that we can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of children across the North East. Grants are allocated in line with The Children’s Foundation values; to alleviate the...

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We’re celebrating and saying thank you to our fantastic volunteers this week!

From 1st-7th June is volunteers week and we want to take the opportunity to thank and showcase our volunteers for the amazing contribution they make to The Children's Foundation! The Children's Foundation would not be able to continue supporting children and young people across the North East...

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Walbottle students unveil their new wildlife pond!

Our hard-working students at Walbottle school working towards their horticulture qualifications as part of our Therapeutic Horticulture project unveil their latest achievement in the Garden, a new purpose-built wildlife pond. On Tuesday 8th May, students unveiled their...

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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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Release your Inner Superhero and raise funds for TCF this September!

Superhero September is coming! This September The Children’s Foundation are running a superhero month of fundraising to raise funds to help us support distressed, disadvantaged and disabled children across the region. You can become a North East Superhero by getting your school, nursery or...

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Walbottle Campus, Walbottle

Meet the Walbottle Campus Garden Team 2016/17 Student Team Joanna, Mohammad, Sean, Amy, Paige, Ryan are the first cohort of students who will be working towards their City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture. The students are really positive and excited about this...

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Epigenetic Programming of Childhood Obesity Publications

Grants subsequently awarded that relate directly to the initial work Nutrition and early life programming: exploring epigenetic mechanisms. CL Relton. Apr 2008-Mar 2011 BBSRC (New Investigator Award) Developing Sequenom MassArray methods for DNA methylation analysis: A study of FTO and...

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DNA Bank – Gateshead Millenium Studies Publications

Publications Cohort Profile: The Gateshead Millennium Study. Parkinson KN, Pearce MS, Dale A, Reilly JJ, Drewett RF, Wright CM, Relton CL, McArdle P, Le Couteur AS, Adamson AJ. Int J Epidemiol Apr;40(2):308-317, 2011. PMID: 20332146 Bioinformatic selection of putative epigenetically...

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