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...

Let’s help Hawwa and family get out and about

Little Hawwa Choudhary loves being outside with her close-knit family.The five-year-old, her parents and two brothers live an active lifestyle and spend as much time as they can outdoors.But brave Hawwa, from Fenham, Newcastle, is not like every other child.She suffers from global developmental delay...

How to put the fun into  fund-raising

These toddlers put their best feet forward to help raise money for our Sunshine Fund.The sponsored toddle was in aid of The Sunshine Fund’s annual Go Bananas campaign sponsored by intu Metrocentre & intu Eldon Square takes place every June and aims to raise money...

Help Thomas bowl his way to Paralympics

Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped sport-loving Thomas Ferry becoming a champion.The 16-year-old may be wheelchair-bound but he won’t let that stand in his way and is dreaming of a Paralympic career playing Boccia.The precision ball sport, which is similar to bowls, is practised by others like...

Wheelchair for family days out

The Warrens love adventurous days out in the great outdoors, just like any other family.This includes 10-year-old Joseph who, though he uses a wheelchair due to his cerebral palsy, adores day trips with his parents and three siblings.But it isn’t easy for them to include...