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 2019 over 1,700 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 £80 to enter as many ‘professionals’ as you can spare.

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 2020 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.  To enter, please fill in the application form.

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