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)
Teenage Cancer Trust's Twelve Days of Christmas.
This Christmas the North East Fundraising Board are looking for businesses and individuals who would be willing to make a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust through our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Wishes’ campaign.
The campaign seeks to find businesses and/or individuals that can make a donation to the Trust this Christmas to help fulfil a funding wish. Over the twelve days of this coming Christmas, Teenage Cancer Trust will mention each business or individual that has made a donation for that day over their website as well as Twitter and Facebook.
You could help by agreeing to donate to this rather than sending Christmas cards to your clients- Teenage Cancer Trust can supply you with an email acknowledging your support for you to send to clients to let them know you are supporting young people diagnosed with cancer.
Alternatively the staff in your office could help by agreeing to donate to the Twelve Days of Christmas this year instead of sending Christmas cards in your office- Teenage Cancer Trust can supply you with a poster for your office for everyone to sign instead.
To take part in the 12 days of Christmas please contact Jonathan Wallis, Chairman of the Teenage Cancer Trust North East Fundraising Board, on 01388 529577 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Louise Miles, Teenage Cancer Trust North East Fundraising Manager, on 07534 213794 or email@example.com
Please see our pdf leaflet below for all of the information on this fantastic event.
Twelve Days of Christmas
- Twelve-Days-of-Christmas-Wishes.pdf (805 kb)
Up and Coming
Emmerdale's Chelsea Halfpenny and X-Factor's Amelia Lily join a host of celebrities at this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Christmas Cathedral Concert
Why not gather your friends and family this year and join us for a magical candlelit concert at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle on Wednesday 18 December at 7pm.
Enjoy a range of performances by special guests, and readings and performances from Central Newcastle High School and Church High School Choir.
It is just £10 per ticket, or £30 for a group/family of four. Tickets are available from Newcastle City Hall on 0191 277 8030 or by clicking here.
Find out what's been going on in the North East...
Christmas Fundraising from NCS Safe in Tees Valley
This Christmas NCS Safe in Tees Valley (Team 2 Darlington) applied for a grant to buy gifts for the patients on the units at The Great North Childrens Hospital and the Freeman Hospital, and also donated £110. A huge thank you to everyone involved.
Pictured are Matthew Pyrah, Chloe Taylor, Dan Pyrah, Liam Howell – Team Leader and Daniel French – Team Mentor.
A Big Thank You to St Joseph's Catholic Academy!
St Joseph's Catholic Academy in Hebburn have been supporting Teenage Cancer Trust, and recently Regional Manager Louise Miles went along to accept a cheque for £500 from their fundraising. Thank you to everyone involved!
Thanks to our Junior Great North Runners!
A HUGE thank you to Benfield School's Junior Great North Runners, who raised a fantastic £814.67 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
30 Going On 30
One of our supporters Richard Lethbridge has taken on a unique “30 going on 30” challenge in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Over the course of his 30th year, he has 30 endurance and adrenaline challenge which he hopes will raise £30,000 to help transform the lives of young people with cancer throughout the UK.
Richard said: “We are really pleased by all the support received so far and the amount of money raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. A massive thank you to the local community for supporting us and the 30-30 team look forward to the next challenge.”
Full details of the “30 Going On 30” challenge can be found at www.30goingon30.com.
You can monitor Richard’s progress throughout the year with weekly updates as well as make a donation on the website.
A huge thank you to Cramlington United for all of their support for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Their most recent donation was raised from a combination of a 2 day charity event held by Cramlington United FC, a sponsored girls CUFC football match and donations from an NFA festival event hosted by Cramlington United FC.
Thank You Niamh!
A huge thank you to Niamh Douglas, an 11 year old who chose to support Teenage Cancer Trust by organising her own, extremely successful, golf day. Niamh raised over £2000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
£500 grant from Brewin Dolphin Foundation
Investment manager Brewin Dolphin this year set up the Brewin Dolphin Foundation with the aim of making grants to local charities. Teenage Cancer Trust in the North East and Cumbria recently benefited from a grant for £500.
“I’ve recently started helping the fundraising board of the North East branch of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day” says Brewin Dolphin Investment Manager Jeff Ball.
“When my little sister was diagnosed last October with cancer, it was a life changing moment for all of us. You always think cancer is something that happens to other people, older people, so when the diagnosis came back it was a complete shock. Charlotte started on her course of chemotherapy straight away and was based out of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist unit at the R.V.I. It was a stressful time and the Teenage Cancer Trust was exceptional. Now Charlotte is thankfully in remission I was keen to give something back. I was over the moon when the Brewin Dolphin Foundation offered the £500 grant and those at the Newcastle office have been really supportive in other ways too.
Zoe Hull Regional Fundraiser for the North East and Cumbria Teenage Cancer Trust said “Jeff’s support for Teenage Cancer Trust North East has been amazing and we are so grateful to the Brewin Dolphin Foundation. The money will go towards funding our services within the North East. £500 would be enough to pay for a new games console on the unit to help our teenagers and young people connect with their friends, which is vital to their emotional wellbeing.”
A 'Joe-Hican' for Teenage Cancer Trust
One of our fantastic supporters Joe Anderson has undergone an amazing transformation just for his little sister. Read more here.
Walk to Recovery 2013
Walk to Recovery 2013 took place on 2 June 2013 and raised a fantastic £2368.71 for Teenage Cancer Trust in the North East. A big thank you and well done to everyone who took part.
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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