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Fundraising & Events Assistant- Placement role!

Are you a passionate and creative university student looking for a unique placement opportunity to develop skills? The Children's Foundation are looking for a student to join our small but vibrant office to support the team on all necessary aspects of organising, promoting and delivering...

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My volunteering experience!

Hi! My name is Eva and I’m a Newcastle University undergraduate in my third year of studying philosophy. I joined the Children’s Foundation team as a volunteer in September of 2018 under the title of ‘eBay volunteer’ as part of the universities career development scheme in order...

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Our Annual Big Bowl!

Thursday 21st March saw the return of bowling. The Big Bowl , held in NamcoFunscape, saw 7 teams from business vie to be the winners, and to take home the Wooden Spoon Award for being great competitors and sports. Two games of bowling were broken by the Blind Bowl competition. One member of...

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Regional Small Grants Mental Health Round

With it being Children's Mental Health Week this week, 4th-8th February, there's no better time to announce the opening of our Regional Small Grants Mental Health round! The first ever Children’s Mental Health Week took place in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and...

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TIN Arts 20 Year Celebration

The Children's Foundation would like to say a big Happy Birthday to our friends at TIN Arts! TIN Arts was founded in 1999 by professional contemporary dancers Tess Chaytor and Martin Wilson. They are a not-for-profit company and governed by a board of trustees. The TIN Arts Team have, between...

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Venator Host Football Match in Aid of The Children’s Foundation

Staff at Wynyard-based Venator held a football match on Sunday 13th January 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 additives, with a regional...

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The Great North Run 2019

The Great North Run, the world's largest half-marathon will be taking place on Sunday 8th September 2019 and the Children's Foundation have a limited number of charity places available!...

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Christmas Fundraising

The Children's Foundation would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers and carol singers that helped with fundraising in the lead up to Christmas. Volunteers at Eldon Square Volunteers at The Bridges We have been lucky enough to...

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How to talk mental health with your child

A recent study by the Children’s Society estimates that nearly 110,000 children aged 14 may have self-harmed across the UK during the same 12-month period. The study suggests that some factors have an effect on the likelihood of self-harm. Girls are more likely than boys to self-harm, children...

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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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