Supporting children and young people across the North East!
At the end of 2018, we partnered with our supporters at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead to award £10,000 to support young people in the hotel’s community.
After 37 local charities, clubs, schools and non-profit community groups applied for our Giveaway, we are delighted that our panel of supporters selected 10 projects working with sick, disabled and disadvantaged young people in communities across the North East:
- Leading Link received £750 to purchase music equipment for disadvantaged young people in Northumberland to take part in regular activities to develop their resilience and coping mechanisms, and build social and leadership skills.
- Northbourne Youth Initiative was awarded £1,000 to for 12 young people in west Newcastle to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and develop new skills, increase their confidence and take on different challenges.
- Jobes Gym will use its grant of £1,300 to purchase head guards, boxing gloves and hand wraps enabling more young people in Newcastle to take part in regular boxing sessions where they can improve their fitness and confidence, build new friendships and achieve their goals.
- Sunderland Amateur Boxing Club received £1,500 for boxing bags and gloves to allow more young people, especially young women, to take part in boxing sessions where they can develop self-esteem, confidence and discipline and meet new friends.
- Oasis Community Housing was awarded £1,850 to deliver life skills workshops for vulnerable young women in Gateshead to learn budgeting, cooking, and other important skills and to develop their confidence and assertiveness.
- Patchwork Project received £200 for arts and crafts materials for children aged 8-12 in west Newcastle to enjoy activities, build friendships and develop their confidence at regular group sessions.
- The Chronicle Sunshine Fund was awarded a grant of £800 to fund 2 walkers for disabled children in the North East to increase their mobility and strength and become more independent.
- North Tyneside Disability Forum received £792 for 2 curling sets for local disabled children to take part in regular curling sessions where they can improve their fitness and wellbeing and build new friendships.
- Haworth Riding for the Disabled Group will use its grant of £805 to purchase specialist riding equipment for disabled young people to improve their strength, motor skills, communication and confidence through horse riding.
- Friends of Sir Charles Parsons School in Newcastle was awarded £1,003 to purchase a P-Pod chair for pupils with complex and physical disabilities to sit comfortably out of their wheelchair with important postural support, whilst taking part in sensory and learning activities.