Run the Simplyhealth Great North Run for #TeamCNE 2017

Run the Simplyhealth Great North Run for #TeamCNE 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 For our 125th year, our #TeamCNE did amazing!  Help us make our 2017 team even better! The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's most popular half marathon, with 57,000 runners taking part in 2016 from in excess of 100,000 applicants....

We celebrate players of People’s Postcode Lottery at Gala

We celebrate players of People’s Postcode Lottery at Gala

The evening of 24th January saw us attend the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We are one of 69 charities...

Introducing our first ever Ambassador…Jules Quinn!

Introducing our first ever Ambassador…Jules Quinn!

Well known local entrepreneur Jules Quinn, founder of the Teashed and Pop a Ball, has lent her support in the role of Ambassador for us and sits alongside our Patrons, Tim Healy and Denise Welch. Jules, who was this year named in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list,...

Our 2016 Giving Tree Appeal was a huge success

Our 2016 Giving Tree Appeal was a huge success

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our 2016 Giving Tree Appeal, we wouldn't be able to do it without you all. Our Giving Tree Appeal to provide toys and food to families has once again been an enormous success with thousands of gifts donated. The Giving Tree...

The School Nativity

Of all the festivities in the run up to Christmas the school Nativity is my favourite. This year, years 3 and 4 (180 children age 7 and 8) acted, danced and sang out the Christmas story at our local primary school watched by an enthusiastic audience of parents and...

Local Charities Day: 2016 a year of two halves for me!

What a year 2016 has been! From a personal perspective this year has been a real tumultuous sort of affair! Vote results I didn’t believe in, some major inspiring cultural figures lost and just that continuing feeling of world unrest whenever you watch the evening...

Christmas Brunch links back to our heritage

Christmas Brunch links back to our heritage

On Saturday 3rd December, we held a special Christmas Brunch for families we support to mark our 125th anniversary, thanks to a generous donation from the Sir James Knott Trust, marking 75 years support us, together with support from players of People’s Postcode...

Eating or Heating?

This week, I've been on the radio talking about the new End Child Poverty report that 3,500,000 children in England are now in poverty, that's 30%. The data comes from the DWP, what used to be called the child poverty measure, the same data has been re-branded...

MOD Pizza Grand opening

MOD Pizza Grand opening

On November 10th at Midday, MOD Pizza UK has it's Grand Opening in Intu Metrocentre bringing bespoke pizza and salads to the north east. To mark the opening, MOD are partnering with us!! This means we'll receive 100% of proceeds from the pizza sales on the Grand...