Thank you for supporting our Hope for Christmas Appeal!

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Thanks to your incredible support, our Christmas appeal raised £29K to provide life-changing services.

Here at Children North East, we’re back from the festive break still blown away by the support we’ve seen over the Christmas period, with our Hope for Christmas Appeal raising over £29K! Every penny will help us provide life-changing support to babies, children, young people and their families in these difficult times.

It was wonderful to see so many individuals, businesses and groups get involved with our appeal in fun, festive and creative ways… including an animation competition, a carol service and beautiful bakes galore. Thank you to everyone who took part!

One of our favourite parts of the appeal was a poem written especially by local poet Scott Tyrrell: Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Toon, performed for us by our wonderful Patron Tim Healy.

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the Toon

The bairns were hoping Santa’d come soon

Some kids wished for Jiggly Pets

Some bairns wanted Lego

Some parents just wanted a glass of bordeux

and enjoy the twinklies and the peace and quiet

before the next day’s unwrapping riot

Some kids lay awake, too excited to sleep

Some drifted away in dreams so deep

And some kids just wanted to know, that night

that everything was going to be alright

So from us to you, we wish all things bright

A Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

If you’re considering supporting our charity in 2023, we’ve already got some exciting events planned, including Great North Run places and our first-ever Milecastle Challenge a walking experience with a difference. Watch this space for more ways to get involved.