Caroll’s Blog Friday 18th March 2016

23 Mar Caroll’s Blog Friday 18th March 2016


I hope you enjoyed the recent sunny weather – before the chill set back in! It was lovely to see everyone out and about.

I took my daughter’s puppy Boo for a walk along the seafront at Tynemouth. He enjoyed all the attention but decided he doesn’t like walking on the sand so I ended up carrying him most of the way. Oh well, good exercise for me.

Talking of exercise, we still have 10 places left for this year’s Great North Run if you are feeling, or wanting to get, fit.

If you would like to do the run and raise money for the Sunshine Fund then we would be delighted to have you on board.


You would receive a free running vest and on the day itself we always have a marquee set up in the charity village where you could meet your family and friends and enjoy refreshments and a much-needed sports massage.

It’s always a lovely day and I love hearing about people’s experiences of the run.

We have Winn Solicitors in Newcastle to thank for sponsoring our GNR running vests again this year.

It was lovely for its staff to meet a delightful and jolly young man called Jamie Johnson Smith recently who has benefited from the charity. You can read how in our story, right.

Another thank-you this week goes to another local law firm.

Amy Whyte and Wendy Peffers from Gordon Brown organised a fabulous wine tasting evening at Rox the jeweller in Newcastle.

What a fabulous venue it was: all sparkly and white and lots of lovely jewellery.

The food and wine was great, as was the company. It was a shame we couldn’t win the quiz or the raffle but it was a lovely way to spend a night whilst raising monIMG_8894 Resizedey for the children we support.

The charity team are going along to Hadrian School in Newcastle today to see the new playground and specialist play equipment we have bought for them.

Not only will we see some of the children using the equipment but we will be also taking part in disability training which will be really interesting and useful for us all.

Thank you to David there for organising this for us.

I am also looking forward to our comedy night at The Stand in Newcastle this coming Monday, which will feature four fabulous comedians and a brilliant raffle.

If you would like to join us, you can reserve tickets via our office or otherwise pay on the door.

The comedy club, which is on High Bridge, is a great place and the food is lovely so if you fancy a laugh whilst raising money for the charity then please come and join in the fun.

Here’s to a lovely week ahead!

If you would like to support us please contact me on 0191 201 6289 or at

For more information check out our website or follow us on Twitter @Sunshine_fund and like our Facebook page Evening Chronicle SunshineFund

To donate please send a cheque to the Chronicle Office, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED; call the office on the above number; donate at text SUNF15£3 TO 70070


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