Our NewPIP Woodlands Centre garden gets a makeover!

Our NewPIP Woodlands Centre garden gets a makeover!

On Friday 2nd June, we welcomed a fantastic team from Communicator (click to find out more about the team), who took on the challenge of completely upgrading the garden play area at our Woodlands Centre. Communicator, who have been excellent supporters of the charity...

Our golf day is a huge success!

Our golf day is a huge success!

Golfers from around the North East went head-to-head last week at our golf day which took place on a gloriously sunny Tuesday 9th May at Close House, one of the North East’s most challenging courses which will be hosting the British Masters in September 2017. The...

2017 Sandcastle Summer Party

2017 Sandcastle Summer Party

Friday 14th July 2017 Our black tie Sandcastle Summer Party is one of the best charity fundraising events in the region taking place at Gosforth Marriott Hotel. This relaxed party evening helps celebrate our day at the beach and where we award the much coveted...

Let’s put family life at the heart of this election

So we are to have a General Election. You have to admire Theresa May’s timing – she has the most to gain and it’s not the ideal time for anyone else. Inevitably ‘Brexit’ will be a big part of the debate but I hope voters will probe candidates about policy on matters...

North East children to benefit from holiday schemes

North East children to benefit from holiday schemes

This summer more north east children will have fun and enjoy good food as part of a ground-breaking project thanks to a grant from Big Lottery Fund. In recent years more and more families rely on holiday schemes for at least one good meal a day during the school...

What does it mean to be a child in Newcastle?

What does it mean to be a child in Newcastle?

Thursday 27th April, 1.30pm - 4.30pm at Children North East, Denhill Park, Newcastle NE15 6QE Children England and their members in the Newcastle area warmly invite everyone working with and for children and families to join them to discuss what it means to be a child...

Sandcastle Challenge 2017

Sandcastle Challenge 2017

Friday 7th July 2017 We were originally known as the Poor Children’s Holiday Association which sent children from inner city Newcastle & Gateshead on fresh air trips away from the grime of the city, sailing down the river on small boats to the clean air of the...

It’s time we talked about aspirations

I’ve heard teachers complain, ‘the trouble with kids round here is they don’t have any aspirations.’ I’m never sure what they mean. Is it – ‘You can’t blame me for bad results it’s the kids, they don’t want to learn’; or – ‘These kids will never amount to anything –...