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Technology would be a huge help to youngsters

Youngster Abigail Allison Young could be benefiting from a snazzy new iPad with the help of Chronicle readers. The 11-year-old lives with a number of conditions such as cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, scoliosis of the spine, partial blindness and learning difficulties. Her family hope to get a grant of £330 through our Sunshine Fund’s Go Bananas appeal so she can have an iPad to help with her educational needs. Abigail, a pupil at Sunningdale School, in Sunderland, knows how to operate the equipment ... Read more

Celebrity question of sport

Thurs 21st Nov The Banqueting Suite Civic Centre Newcastle. So you think you know your sport! Join us at our black tie, popular sports quiz with Sky Sports presenter Jim White attended by North East sporting celebrities. For more information on our upcoming events please contact Clare Savory - 0191 201 6068 | [email protected] Read more

The Sunflower Ball

Fri 27th Sept 2013 Enjoy a fabulous evening of fine wine and entertainment at the Marriot Hotel, Gosforth Park. Our annual fabulous black tie event including drinks reception, three-course meal, live band, disco and much much more. Bacon sandwiches at 12.30 and carriages at 2am. Table of ten £1000. For more information on our upcoming events please contactClare Savory - 0191 201 6068 | [email protected] Read more

The Sunshine Fund Great North Run

Sat 15th Sept 2013 Newcastle to South Shields. Join Team Sunshine and run the Great North Run, 13.1 miles. This will be our biggest team in 2013, so be part of it. Read more

Your bananas ideas help young Kieran

For Kieran Vose, your bananas ideas mean he is now looking forward to a more comfortable and fulfilling life. The 13-year-old’s parents and occupational therapist have applied to the Evening Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund to secure funding for two new chairs for Kieran, who suffers from dyskinetic cerebral palsy. And thanks to Chronicle readers’ support, Kieran hopes to get his new wheels very soon. At the start of the month, we launched our Sunshine Fund Go Bananas appeal with the aim of raising £20,000 so ... Read more

GB Fashion Show

Fundraising fashion goes down well Lunch event raises funds for families needing help A CHRONICLE campaign to help disabled youngsters in the North East was given a major boost when these models strutted their stuff on the catwalk.The fashion show and exclusive ladies’ lunch took place at the Babucho restaurant on Newcastle’s Quayside in aid of our Sunshine Fund’s Go Bananas appeal.The programme was organised by Gordon Brown Law Firm in association with Durham-based internet fashion site 50 ladies enjoyed a ... Read more

Company staff show how easy it is to raise cash for youngsters

Staff went bananas for the day when they dressed down to support the Sunshine Fund’s latest campaign. Workers at business communications firm Cellular Solutions Ltd, in Sunderland, have got right behind our Go Bananas appeal, dressing in bright yellow outfits for the day in aid of charity. They also have a golf day planned for later in the year to help drum up more cash. Mike Bowers Managing Director said: “We wanted to support the Sunshine Fund’s appeal and organised a dress down day to ... Read more

Family hope Chronicle readers will help them buy lifting equiptment

Making the most of the outdoors at this time of year is something Cameron Heeley is restricted from doing. The 15-year-old, who suffers from a condition known as global development delay, can’t move around like most teenagers and relies on his parents to get out and about. But as the smiley Chester-le-Street lad has grown, it’s become increasingly difficult for mum Joanne and dad Jonathan to carry him around. The high-spec hoist and sling that would make all their lives easier costs more than ... Read more

Nathan is looking to stand tall with help

Smiley Nathan Howell could be on his way to a more mobile life with the help of readers. The 10-year-old, from Newcastle, suffers a range of illnesses and disabilities that prevent him from being able to move around easily unaided. But with the help and support of readers, it is hoped all that could change for the Percy Hedley pupil. At the beginning of June we launched the Chronicle Sunshine Fund’s Go Bananas appeal where we are asking people to join our mission to ... Read more

You can help Danny play with friends

A young lad whose disability trike was stolen by thieves is in line to get a new one – but only if readers get behind our fundraising appeal. Danny Walker was left devastated when the specialist trike that enabled him to play outdoors with his friends was snatched from his back garden in December last year. The 12-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, which particularly affects his legs, relied heavily on the bike to get around and his mum, Lisa, says he is missing ... Read more
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