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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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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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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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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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