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THE re-PLACEMENT is here!

Hi! My name is Oluwanisola Oyefeko (Lol, do not panic!), you can call me Sola (pronounced as Sh-o-la). I am studying Business Management in Northumbria University and for my 3rd year, I am undergoing a placement year right here at The Children’s Foundation as a fundraising and events...

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Anxiety in Children and Young People

Anxiety can affect anyone no matter what their age, background or situation. With as many as one in six young people experiencing anxiety at some point, it is very common to have anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic and some people may experience panic attacks. It's normal for children...

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Get involved in Christmas Volunteering in Sunderland & Newcastle!

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING VOLUNTEER With Christmas just around the corner, Santa has asked us to give North East shoppers a little hand with their gift wrapping! We are recruiting festive elves to volunteer to wrap gifts and sprinkle festive cheer at our Christmas gift wrapping stations in Eldon...

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Apply for a small grant to support cerebral palsy by 26th Oct!

The Children's Foundation offer small grants to North East community groups and grass roots organisations so that we can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of children across the North East. Grants are allocated in line with The Children’s Foundation values; to alleviate the...

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We have been shortlisted!

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been shortlisted for the North East Charity Awards 2018 this time in the Uniquely North East Catergory. The North East Charity Awards recognise the hard work and innovative thinking of local charities and individual fundraisers, whilst...

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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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Special Round of Regional Small Grants

Around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK. Cerebral Palsy can affect muscle control, coordination, and tone, reflexes, posture and balance. Often a person with Cerebral Palsy will display signs of the condition, but the effects can vary greatly from person to person...

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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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Meet our Superhero Fundraisers from Kids 1st Nurseries!

Last week we popped by Kids 1st Nursery in Ashbrooke, Sunderland to visit our little superhero fundraisers who took part in our Superhero September fundraising campaign last year! Kids 1st provide quality childcare in 13 locations across the North East of England.With purpose-built nurseries,...

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Meet our high school work experience student Caitlin

Hi, my name is Caitlin and I'm the daughter of project co-ordinator Samantha at The Children's Foundation. My secondary school gives each pupil a week off to complete work experience. As I had already volunteered for The Children's Foundation I decided that I wanted to learn more about the charity...

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