Festive fundraising raises thousands to support children across the North East!

Thanks to the generosity of people from across the North East we raised over £7,700 during December 2017!

From carol singing schools & choirs, to our famous gift wrapping stand in Eldon square, everyone had a ball getting in the festive spirit to help us raise funds to continue supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people across the North East!

Christmas Gift Wrapping Station at Intu Eldon Square

We want to say a special thank you to our team of over 90 volunteers who tirelessly wrapped gifts and spread festive cheer in Intu Eldon Square. We would have not been able to raise such a fantastic amount had it not been for their hard work and dedication, with many giving up days of their time over the festive period to help us raise funds.

This was the eleventh year that Intu Eldon Square have generously allowed us to host a wrapping station in the mall, and we are very grateful to their wonderful staff for their for their continued support!

Many thanks also all the organisations and individuals who generously donated wrapping paper, tags, bows and other christmas necessities! We couldn’t host such a wonderful wrapping service without you. Please find a full list of all our recent supporters here.

Festive Carol Singing






Over £2,500 was raised this year during our Carol Singing performances at intu Eldon Square, The Bridges, The Galleries, Grainger Market and The Beacon Centre. Thank you to all the schools, pupils and fabulous choirs who took part to entertain shoppers across the region!

The success of our festive fundraising marks the end of an amazing year at The Children’s Foundation and we are incredibly grateful for all the help and support we have received in 2017.

We look forward to announcing our plans for 2018 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!