North East and Cumbria
Teenage Cancer Trust are developing their services across the whole of the North East and Cumbria
There are two Teenage Cancer Trust units in Newcastle. The first is for 13-18 year olds and is located at Great North Children’s Hospital (RVI) and the other is for ages 18-24 at the Freeman Hospital.
Our unit at the RVI incorporates a 3 bed-bay room and 7 single bed units with en-suite facilities, a parent's room, a recreational room, a quiet room, a kitchen.
We've just opened our unit at the Freeman Hospital and provide a four bed-bay room and three single bed units with en-suite facilities, plus a bone marrow transplant bed and a recreational room, a kitchen, and relaxation area.
This means that young people from the region who have been diagnosed with cancer now have dedicated services available to them.
We are actively raising funds across the regions to support the annual running costs of our services in these units and we are dedicated to making it happen but we need your help to do so.
Download our fundraising guide for the North East and Cumbria.
- North-East-Fundraising-Guide.pdf (4.57 mb)
The Newcastle Falcons are proud to announce that they will be partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust for the remainder of the season and throughout the 2013-14 campaign.
As the Falcons’ charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust will benefit not only from fundraising activities but also from volunteering and support work that the club hopes will make a real tangible difference to the lives of young people throughout the North East and Cumbria.
The first step on that plan is the branded shirts which the team will wear throughout the month of May. These shirts will be available in the club shop from Wednesday 1 May, with 50% of the value from every shirt going directly to the charity. The branding of these shirts is about more than simply raising funds though; by putting Teenage Cancer Trust on the playing shirts for the RFU Championship play-offs, the Falcons hope to bring the organisation and the fantastic work they do some great exposure within the regional and national media.
Falcons chief executive Paul Varley said: “We are delighted to welcome Teenage Cancer Trust as our Charity Partners. As a family club, we were impressed with the charity’s’ determination to make a real difference to the lives of teenagers and their families within the North East and Cumbria. We look forward to working closely with the team to develop the partnership further, and engage not only staff within the organisation but our supporters too.”
The Falcons can make a big impact on the work that Teenage Cancer Trust is doing, not only by raising funds for the charity but also by working directly with the team and the families they interact with, to help raise awareness and ensure the best possible standard of care and support for young people with cancer.
The Falcons will be wearing the Teenage Cancer Trust shirt for the first time on Monday 6 May in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Leeds Carnegie (kick-off 3.15pm) and in the return leg at Kingston Park on Sun 12 May (kick-off 1.15pm). Please support both the Falcons and the Teenage Cancer Trust by purchasing the charity shirt through our webshop and come along and see them in action. Tickets can be purchased by also be purchased through our webshop or by calling the Falcons Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060.
Watch this video from Sky Tyne and Wear on the announcement.
Up and Coming
Time for a Tease
The Newcastle Fundraising Group has teamed up with House of Trixie Blue to produce a Burlesque Extravaganza on 16th May as part of Time for T week.
Time for a Tease is set to be a spectacular show with performances from local burlesque acts including Trixie blue herself, close up magician Alex Jobson and a special performance from the group secretary Debs aka Ms Emerald Ivy!
Come along to World HQ, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Sq, NE1 6UF from 7pm and join in the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!
The Walk to Recovery 2013
The 2nd Walk to Recovery is on the 2nd June in Cramlington it commences at 2 pm from Cramlington Village Square.
The entry fee is £5 per person under 5's are free, this includes entry to the party in the village club afterwards. Entrants have to sign in before the walk so please leave enough time to do this.
Sign up here at our Facebook page.
If you would like a poster to put up in your work place, raffle tickets to sell or need further information you can phone Lesley on 07722 030 380 or 07835 985 749. Click here for the online fundraising page
Find out what's been going on in the North East...
Zipping across the Tyne!!
Two of our wonderful supporters Sonia Dalkin and Helen Dodds after completing the Zip across the Tyne as well as raising money for us they both agreed they had a brilliant time. A total of 20 people completed the zip for us and helped to raise over £4,000 in total. The Zip wire experience is one of a number of events organised this year and if you are interested in taking part and helping to support us please contact Zoe Hull
2sum - Entertaining for Charity
Sue Atkinson and Martyn Banks are a singing duo, who go by the name of 2sum. They entertain around the region singing’ Songs from the Shows’, Ballads, Swing, Country and Contemporary music, they have been singing together for nearly ten years, after meeting when they were part of Cestrian Theatre Company in Chester-le-Street. They have entertained at numerous WIs, Townswomen’s Guilds, Churches, Masons Groups at their meetings, parties and celebrations. Sue and Martyn are backed up by professional sound team, Terry Caine and Pauline Swann. They have also created 3 CDs of their music which are always on sale at their singing venues.
All of the proceeds from their entertainment and CD sales go to local charities. In 2011, they were able to give £800 to Macmillan. Their 2012 proceeds of £700 have been donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust. If you would like 2sum to entertain for you, contact us on 0191 3721940 or email us at 2sum
Dos Does it for Teenage Cancer Trust
Dos Clothing is a Ski wear clothing design specialist company started by a Newcastle University student to cater for a unique and specialist market. Dos (meaning 2 in Spanish) Clothing wanted to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust so commissioned a one of design to sell where all the profits would be in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The new line was a big hit and sold out within the month of January 2013. Miles Freeman the founder and Managing Director of Dos Clothing visited our unit at the Freeman in Newcastle to hand over the amazing £700 that they raised.
Students from Sunderland University Events Management Course raise £350.00!
As part of their staging events module they organised a Christmas party for the tourism, hospitality and events management students of Sunderland University. The party was on the 4th of December at revolution bar in Sunderland and had a masquarade theme. On the night there were a number of entertainers, including a stilt walker, face painter, live music, a DJ and a raffle. The aim of this party was to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities, one of which was Teenage Cancer Trust. To maximise the total amount, they also carried out 4 fundraisers, including 2 cake stalls, an animal themed party and a FIFA tournament. A huge thank you to all those involved.
Newcastle East Masonic Centre
A big thank you to The Newcastle East Masonic Centre of Corbridge Road in Byker who in 2012 raised a fantastic total of £10,478.10 for their chosen Charities of which £6,629.05 was donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Thank You Cramlington United
A fabulous £500.00 donated and dont the strips with the Teenage Cancer Trust logo on look great!!
Tash for Cash!!
AFTER - Well Done Lads!!
“Members of ‘Bruce’s Gym’ in Seaham County Durham are looking to raise over £4k to buy a new digital jukebox for the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the RVI in Newcastle by sporting moustaches during November. ‘Tash for Cash’ was the idea of gym owner Bruce McCall with Teenage Cancer Trust being the chosen charity (it just had to be). Bruce is also reducing the monthly gym membership for November to encourage more local people to join, on condition they also sport a moustache; with a further £5 donated to us by Bruce from every new membership.”
Firewalk was a roaring success!
The Newcastle Fundraising Group held a firewalk on the 6th November 2012 where 20 willing participants braved the 800 degrees hot coals in order to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. The night was a great success and the group had great support from the Newcastle University Cheerleaders, the Westoe Brass Band and The Entertainment Directors – a company specialising in Fire acts and stilt walking. They raised about £2,500 for Teenage Cancer Trust
Cramlington United and Teenage Canger Trust are celebrating as our partnership goes from strength to strength
In April this year, Cramlington United FC and the Teenage Cancer Trust created the first partnership in the UK between a grassroots football club and a major national charity.
The aim was to increase funding and awareness of the trust while enabling the club to continue its work of providing sporting activities within the local community.
Cramlington United has already helped the charity – which has a unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital based at Newcastle’s RVI – off the pitch, raising more than £2,000 in July with a successful summer family fun weekend. The next stage of the partnership has seen new strips for Cramlington United, all featuring the trust logo.
£640.00 raised for Teenage Cancer Trust
Mac ’n’ Alli in South Shields decided to mark their first day by raising cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust and raised over £640. As the public sampled creations at the eatery in Westoe Crown Village they were encouraged to take part in raffles, family members and friends were also charged a small fee to enjoy a cream tea!
A big thank you to Alice Anderson
Alice held her 80th birthday party at The Sea Hotel in South Shields on Saturday the 23rd June. Alice kindly asked for donations to Teenage Cancer Trust from the guests rather than them giving presents and the amazing amount of £1,107 was handed over to Jonathan Wallis from Teenage Cancer Trust North East Fundraising Committee. Thank You and Happy Birthday!!
Big Lunch and Bake Sale at Asda Benton
Asda Benton held a Big Lunch and Bake Sale on the 9th June and Teenage Cancer Trust Volunteers Jacky and Dot Jenkinson, along with their team of amazing helpers, created a stall full of glorious banana loaf cake, cupcakes, scones, lemon drizzle cake and they even had decorate your own biscuits for the children! They raised a brilliant £192 from their stall and we look forward to their next one!
The Walk to Recovery
Peter Collins receiving a cheque from The Walk to Recovery which took place on May 29th 2012 in Cramlington and raised an amazing £8,014.22!! A huge thank you to all those who helped to organise the walk and all those who took part.
Thank You Prior Pursglove College
Congratulations on the success of your Bollywood night and all your other fundraising activities which have raised a fantastic £1253.00.
Lamb Sale Raises over £11,000!!
Weardale Young Farmers held a lamb auction to raise cash after they saw a friend diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour. Youngsters were so moved by the treatment their 14-year-old friend received they were spurred into action to stage a series of events to get cash for charity.
They wrote to all the farms in the Weardale area asking if they would like to donate a lamb for the group to sell through Darlington Auction Mart, and to all agricultural businesses asking for goods to auction off.
Club secretary Becky Dobson, 16, said they were overwhelmed by how much money was raised and thanked Peter Monkhouse, from the collection point in Fir Tree, for allowing them to use the facility’s weighing equipment. Becky, who lives at Harehope Farm, in Frosterley, County Durham, said: “We asked every farm in Weardale if they would be kind enough to donate a lamb to our charity appeal and also asked agricultural businesses to donate something. “Some sent cheques, others sent things like coats and worming products. Farmers who could not donate a lamb donated money and we kept getting donations coming in through the New Year and February. “As a club, we thought we would be able to raise about £3,000 or £4,000. We were so shocked when we raised so much and kept double-checking if that was right!
Pampering at Northumberland College for Teenage Cancer Trust
Two dedicated beauty therapy students have raised over £500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by organising a college wide pamper day. Hayley Finnie and Rachel Pegg, who study at Northumberland College, organised the charity event offering a range of 30 minute treatments for £5 which included a raffle ticket for a prize draw as part of their level 3 course. The students chose the Teenage Cancer Trust due to Hayley’s personal experience of being a patient on a teenage cancer trust ward at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.
£400 raised – Thank you King James!
We recently received a cheque for £400 thanks to the initiative of Year 10 student, Shaunnie Tonge and donations from students at King James I Academy in Bishop Auckland.
Shaunnie initially approached the Academy Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Dawn Hindmarch, with an idea to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer by way of a presentation in assembly. Dawn said: “Shaunnie has a very caring attitude and is very committed to this cause so I was only too pleased to help. Together we researched and presented a session for students, and organised a non-uniform fundraising day. It was a great success.”
Peter Collins, Regional Fundraising Manager, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust. He said: “Raising awareness among young people is a key part of our work as an organisation. It is good to know that there are caring students like Shaunnie who really want to make a difference.”
Asda Price Guarantee Road Show
Asda in Benton held its first ever ‘Asda Price Guarantee Road Show’ which generated £4,475 for Teenage Cancer Trust and was handed over to our representative Peter Collins by store manager Barry Thompson. This ‘guess the savings’ game show was designed to let customers see how they can save money by taking advantage of the store’s guarantee to be 10% cheaper than its competitors – or it will refund the difference.
Savings across three days were added up, multiplied and as a result Teenage Cancer Trust benefited from the windfall. The event featured groups of five challengers at a time who were shown a series of random products where they were asked to guess the savings made on those products at Asda.
Asda Benton community colleague, Beverley Williams, said: “We were absolutely delighted at the success of the event and even more so by the fact that we succeeded in raising such a colossal sum of money for Teenage Cancer Trust.” Peter Collins added: “Asda Benton is a great supporter of ours anyway, but I’m truly stunned at this latest money maker for us. It will help us battle teenage cancer here locally”.
North East Fundraising Board
A GROUP OF NORTH EAST BUSINESS LEADERS have developed a partnership to take forward the cause for teenagers in the region fighting against cancer.
The new Teenage Cancer Trust North East Fundraising Board has been formed to ensure that the Trust has the vital funds it needs to continue the fight against teenage cancer.
Jonathan Wallis, a surveyor at the Durham office of George F White is the founder and Chair of the new board and at a young age lost his close friend to Leukaemia when he was just nine years old. Jonathan said: ‘It is devastating to lose friends and loved ones at a young age, and I know how hard it can be when you have to deal with cancer in young people. It has always made me truly determined to help young people in this devastating situation and ultimately help support those with cancer and fight against this terrible disease. Last year we organised a ball to raise money for this very cause, and in establishing this board we fully intend to continue work to take the challenge of fundraising forward’.
Jonathan is joined on the board by a range of influential business people from the North East. This includes Erin Forrest who is a Chartered Surveyor with Virgin Money, Nicola Neilson a partner and solicitor with Latimer Hinks, Gillian Ward, owner and manager of Ward Timber in Weardale, Samantha Doyle, Sales Manager with Sodexo and Newcastle United and Chris Pearson a partner and surveyor with Gavin Black & Partners.
These like minded individuals plan to stage and support a number of events over the coming years to help the regions young cancer patients. This includes The Glitz and Glam Grand Ball in October, and the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert for Christmas at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle in December.More
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