Fancy some Festive Fun?

Every year we raise over £6,000 during the festive season, this year we would love to raise over £10,000 and we need your help to achieve this. If you would kindly like to offer your help you can volunteer for us at the following events;

Carol Singing Collections

This year, The Children’s Foundation will be entertaining shoppers with the wonderful voices of local schools, choir groups and instrumentalists. Can you help us collect at one of our Christmas events?

Carol singing slots confirmed in Eldon Square at the following times:

Monday 24th November – 2pm-4pm
Thursday 27th November – 2pm-4pm
Monday 1st December – 2pm-4pm
Monday 15th December – 3pm-4pm
Wednesday 19th December – 3pm-4pm

We will be in The Bridges, Sunderland at the following times:

Friday 5th December – 10am – 2.30pm
Monday 8th December – 10am – 2.30pm
Wednesday 10th December – 10am – 2.30pm

Street Collections

We have also been granted an amazing opportunity for a huge street collection over several days on Northumberland Street and we urgently need YOUR help. This is an opportunity we have never had before and any volunteer support will be welcome.

Please let us know if you can help on the following days;
Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st December
Times: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm

Hoodies, buckets and stickers will be provided for all volunteers to help collect.

There will also be volunteer opportunities for collections in January 2015 during the pantomime season.

If you would like to join us in this festive fun extravaganza please contact Ashley by calling
0191 282 0897 or email

Gift Wrappings

Christmas is fast approaching and once again Eldon Square has kindly agreed to host the Children’s Foundation Wrapping service!

The venue in Eldon Square is still to be confirmed but we are looking for keen wrapping volunteers to help in as many 2 hour slots as possible from Friday 12th December to 24th December.

The service works by, shoppers in Eldon Square bringing their gifts to the shop/stand, we then beautifully wrap them for a donation to The Children’s Foundation. Over the years we have raised over £10,000 for the projects we support around the North East through this service.

It’s always great fun and gets you into the festive spirit! If you want to get involved please contact for the timetable.