Glass Slipper Awards 2018: Nominations now open!

We are delighted to announce The Glass Slipper Awards 2018 will take place on Friday 23 February 2018.Recognising the brilliant achievements of women across the North East in business and the community, these Awards are now in their sixth year and the celebration lunch attracts...

Rachel’s Column Thurs 24th August 2017

Hello. It’s Rachel here. Caroll is off on a well-deserved holiday so I’ve taken over the column this week.It’s been six months in post for me as the family liaison officer and what an amazing six months it’s been. We’ve already helped so many children...

£10,000 gift gets the ball rolling in charity initiative

Disabled children in the North East are set to benefit from a new relationship between a local charity and some of the region’s businesses.The Sunshine Fund, which helps youngsters from the region access equipment and resources which can make a world of difference to their...

Caroll’s Column Thursday 17th August 2017

Hi, isn’t it nice to have a taste of summer? Everyone seems so happy when the sun shines. Hope you are making the most of it and avoiding the showers.My thank you this week goes to Helen from Katherine’s Florist who we met with this...

Caroll’s Column Thursday 6th July

Hi, well here we go July already, let’s hope the weather gets the summery message soon.I am delighted to announce you did it! You raised over £60,000 in June which means we have been able to buy all the specialist equipment for the 10 children...

Help make a real difference to the lives of the twins

When Claire and Paul Watson found out they were expecting twins, they knew their hands would be full.However, they could not have been prepared for just how difficult their lives would become when both babies suffered brain damage after being born prematurely.Emily and Christopher, now...

Help make Cameron’s day with a special bike

Cameron Clarke would love to ride a bike outdoors with his friends like all other little boys.Sadly, though, the five-year-old is unable to as he suffers from cerebral palsy which has a great impact on him physically.Due to his condition he struggles with his balance...

Let’s help Zak to enjoy his family breaks

Zak Richardson has a life that no 14-year-old should have.Suffering from the life-limiting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he is now unable to walk or get around without help.Having to be helped to shower and use the toilet would be every teenage boy’s nightmare but for...

Autism will not define little JJ

When her son JJ was diagnosed with autism, Daniella Patey’s life was turned upside down.Watching her little boy have terrifying meltdowns, hurt himself and scream uncontrollably was something she could never have been prepared for.The three-year-old will not even let his heartbroken mum comfort him...