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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.

We have been shortlisted for Small Charity of the Year!

The Children's Foundation are delighted to have been shortlisted for Small Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards! The North East Charity Awards recognise the hard work and innovative thinking of local charities and individual fundraisers, whilst also celebrating the local...

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MEET OUR NEW PLACEMENT STUDENT, OLIVIA COLQUHOUN

After researching and reading an abundance of placement applications from various different companies, I came across the fundraising and events placement offered by The Children’s Foundation. It immediately stood out to me, firstly, due to the incredible difference The Children’s Foundation...

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Gardening Week

As its Gardening Week find out what our young Scholarship Students have been up to over the last few months at Southlands School..... ...Now that the weather is a bit warmer it a busy time in the garden, its time to start planting some young vegetables outside in the raised beds.  The students...

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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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