Another record breaking year for our festive fundraising!

2016 was a fantastic year for our festive fundraising and thanks to the generosity of people from across the North East we managed to raise over £13,000!

It was another record breaking year for our Christmas Gift Wrap stand in intu Eldon Square. Thanks to the help and support of our team of volunteers who tirelessly wrapped gifts we managed to raised £7822.11!! We would have not been able to raise such a fantastic amount had it not been for the hard work and dedication from all of our volunteers who had given up their time over the festive period to help raise funds. This was the tenth year we have been wrapping gifts at intu Eldon Square and have now raised over £30,000 from the service. A huge thank you to staff at intu Eldon Square for their continued support.

Extra special thanks go to Leathers LLP for purchasing equipment as well as John Lewis and Fenwick for donating paper for the stand.

Over £3,000 was raised this year during our Carol Singing performances at intu Eldon Square, The Bridges, The Galleries and The Beacon Centre. Thank you to all the groups who took part to entertain shoppers across the region as well as all the volunteers who helped collect donations.

The Children’s Foundation team were able to help Santa out by delivering gifts across the region thanks to a number or organizations,  Staff from ZF TRW Systems donated Thornton’s Hampers for the staff and children at the Great North Children’s Hospital. Benton Scout Group came together to spread festive cheer by collecting presents and Northumbria Police donated gifts for us to hand out to children in the region who wouldn’t be as fortunate on Christmas morning.


2016 has been a phenomenal year here at The Children’s Foundation and we are incredibly grateful for all the help and support we have received over the past year. We look forward to announcing our plans for 2017 in the near future and we hope you continue to support us in our efforts of improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people here in the North East and North Cumbria.