Stories of Support

From Whitley Bay to Nou Camp: Lionesses take on 2000km run to Barcelona

A team of footballers from Whitley Bay took on the 2000km run from the North East town to Barcelona in an epic lockdown virtual challenge. The 13 footballers from Whitley Bay Sporting Club U12 Lionesses, along with their families and coaches, took three months to virtually run to Nou Camp, the famous home of Barcelona FC.

Software giant gives our Computers for Kids campaign its biggest boost

Our Computers for Kids campaign received its biggest boost to date thanks to a £30,000 donation by software company, Sage. It’s hoped this major cash injection will spur more of the region’s leading businesses to follow suit and donate to help disadvantaged youngsters access technology.

Josef secures employment with a helping hand from mentor David

A regular friendly face at youth drop-ins, the team joined the dots between his passion and mentor David, who is connected into the Newcastle dance community. The pair quickly bonded and it wasn’t long before they were taking steps to explore how Josef could achieve his ambition of finding work.

Teacher meets his weather match on 250-mile ride for charity

Stephen, who is Head of Year 9 at Jarrow School, planned the cycle ride to recreate the infamous 1936 Jarrow March, hoping to both raise money for our charity, and awareness about the impact of poverty on young people.

Sunderland Empire roll out the red carpet

Young people from across our community had a ROARing good time at a performance of Beauty and the Beast last month thanks to the Sunderland Empire inviting a forty-strong group to ‘Be Our Guest’ and enjoy a visit to the theatre.

Wallsend Boys Club Girls team kits sports Children North East logo!

Wallsend Boys Club Under 9’s Girls team has chosen to play wearing Children North East’s logo wanting to help raise awareness about the positive effects of our work! The Under 9 team all worked their way up from the development squad and wear the Children North East logo with pride.

The family who hiked to give hope!

After becoming part of the family here at Children North East and seeing our work first hand, Emily Martin signed herself, her husband and her two sons up for our Hadrian’s Wall fundraising walk. Taking on the challenge of trekking 130 kilometres over the summer of 2021 is no mean feat, but it’s even more impressive when you’re aged 9 and 11!

Primula Cheese profits help pupils in poverty

Kavli Trust, owner of the famous Primula Cheese, have funded a £170,000 project to battle the impact of child poverty in our region. Children North East will work in collaboration with sixty schools across the North East, to introduce Poverty Proofing© the School Day programme. The programme will work with pupils, families and staff to identify ways that children are missing out at school due to money and come up with solutions.

Children North East exhibition launches at John Lewis

Shoppers and diners at John Lewis Eldon Square will be treated to an exhibition of photographs from Children North East supporters, as a display of our photography competition winners goes up in-store this week!