Our Sandcastle Challenge is a way to remember our early days and to help us raise awareness and funds for the work we do today. 

In 2018 over 1,500 primary school children from all over the region teamed up with creative minds from a variety of professions to take part in the biggest beach event in the North East, if not the UK!

Each school is assigned a ‘professional’ partner who is encouraged to visit the school before the event to speak to the children, discuss their ideas around the theme and work with them to see how these ideas could be recreated in the sand.

For Professionals:

We ask for an entry fee of £75 to enter as many ‘professionals’ as you can spare – a huge amount of children have signed up to take part this year, so we really REALLY need your help to find a match for everyone.

The Sandcastle Challenge offers:

  • a day away from the pressures of the office
  • interaction with schools from all over the region
  • networking opportunities
  • team building
  • fulfilling your CSR responsibilities
  • supporting a good cause
  • an ideal opportunity to promote your brand – this event attracts a lot of media interest
  • FUN at one of the best events of the year!

To enter your company in the 2019 Sandcastle Challenge please contact us

For Schools:

This event offers you an opportunity to be part of a really great fun day out and a chance to win a £200 prize for your school!

We ask schools to enter a maximum of 4 teams (15 children per team).

The aim of the day is for everyone to have fun and many schools use this event as their summer trip. The cost to enter is £1.25 per child.

***Due to overwhelming popularity, we are no longer taking entries from schools in the 2019 Sandcastle Challenge - we'd be delighted to put you on the reserve list in the meantime.***

Children North East is a member of the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.