Our 130th Anniversary

Our charity has been helping babies, children and young people grow up to be healthy and happy since 1891. You can help us ensure we can continue to provide support across the region where and when it’s needed most.

2021 marks the 130th anniversary of Children North East. Throughout our history we have supported children across the region to help them grow up to be healthy and happy, adapting our work and our services to provide support where it’s needed most. We provide support through every stage of growing up across the North East, from pregnancy and early years through to young people entering adulthood.

Our range of projects includes work with schools to address the inequalities faced by children living in poverty; counselling; peer mentoring and group activities for young people; psychotherapy for expectant parents and new parents to help them bond with their baby and support of families facing many challenges including domestic abuse and relationship breakdown.

Our fundraising has been hugely hindered over this past year following the impact of Coronavirus whilst our vital work is needed more than ever during the pandemic. Covid-19 is having such a detrimental impact on so many of the babies, children, young people and families with whom we work, impacting on their mental health, education, safety and wellbeing.

We have launched our 130th Anniversary appeal and you can donate directly through our website on the button below and you can also donate £5 using your phone by texting 130TH to 70460 – texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.

Donate to our 130th anniversary appeal

We also have a range of fundraising activities happening to mark our 130th anniversary. We’d love you to get involved and we will be sharing opportunities throughout the year on this celebratory page.

Your donations and fundraising will help ensure that we can continue to support some of the most disadvantaged children and their families in the region, now and in the months to come.