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We help the children that other charities don’t always reach - disadvantaged, disabled and distressed. Donating £5 can help some of the most vulnerable children in our region…

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Special Round of Regional Small Grants

Around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK. Cerebral Palsy can affect muscle control, coordination, and tone, reflexes, posture and balance. Often a person with Cerebral Palsy will display signs of the condition, but the effects can vary greatly from person to person...

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Help us raise funds to keep the Clown Doctors visiting sick children at Sunderland Royal!

As you may already know, we run our Clown Doctors Programme of specialist therapeutic play in three hospitals in the region: The Great North Children’s Hospital, Sunderland Royal and University Hospital of North Durham. Unfortunately, funding is running out for the service in Sunderland Royal...

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Meet our Superhero Fundraisers from Kids 1st Nurseries!

Last week we popped by Kids 1st Nursery in Ashbrooke, Sunderland to visit our little superhero fundraisers who took part in our Superhero September fundraising campaign last year! Kids 1st provide quality childcare in 13 locations across the North East of England.With purpose-built nurseries,...

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Meet our high school work experience student Caitlin

Hi, my name is Caitlin and I'm the daughter of project co-ordinator Samantha at The Children's Foundation. My secondary school gives each pupil a week off to complete work experience. As I had already volunteered for The Children's Foundation I decided that I wanted to learn more about the charity...

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Little Lotus Nursery Toddler’s Toddle to raise funds!

Well done to our little superheroes at the Little Lotus Nursery for completing a sponsored toddler toddle in aid of The Children's Foundation and raising an amazing total of £300! Little Lotus is a non-profit nursery which aims to give back to the Benwell community in which it is based. Set...

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Venator host charity football tournament in aid of The Children’s Foundation

  Staff at Wynyard based Venator put their best foot forward by organising a football tournament to raise money for The Children's Foundation. Venator are a leading global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and performance...

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The Yellow Brick Road Pony Show 2018

The Yellow Brick Road annual pony show took place on Saturday 16th June. All riders rode extremely well and looked very smart in their riding gear. Over £1,000 was raised, which will be generously matched by Barclay's Bank. A huge thankyou to all of riders who took part in one of our...

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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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Nominations are now open for The Stars Awards!

Do you know a little star who deserves some recognition for overcoming the challenges associated with disability? Or a mother or carer who goes above and beyond? The Stars Awards aim to recognise the achievements of children in the North East with a disability, their friends and families and the...

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We’re recruiting a new placement student!

Are you a passionate and creative university student looking for a unique placement opportunity to develop skills in fundraising, marketing and events? The Children’s Foundation is looking for a student to join our small but vibrant team to support the team on all necessary aspects of organising,...

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