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Glass Slipper Awards 2015

Glass Slipper Awards 2015 We are delighted to announce our judging panel for our Glass Slipper Awards 2015. A huge thanks to all you ladies for your support, Caroline MacKenzie (PA to Helen McArdle at Helen McArdle Care) Lynn Waterman (Sales Director at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead) Amy Whyte (Business Development Manager at Gordon Brown Law Firm) Angela Upex (Head of Business & Commercial for ncj Media) and Helen Atkinson (Marketing Manager at intu Metrocentre)   Thanks to all our Award Sponsors: Gordon Brown Law ... Read more

Caroll’s Blog 11th September 2014

Hi, Julieanne here I’m standing in for Caroll whilst she is off Trekking China with five other ladies including ncjMedia journalists Rachel Wearmouth and Sarah Scott and Wendy Peffers from Gordon Brown Law Firm. We have had lots of updates and pictures, the team are all ok and doing really well! Please follow us on twitter to see how they are progressing @Sunshine_Fund and if you would like to make a donation please visit Good luck to the team on the rest of their ... Read more

Congratulations to all of our Great North Runners

Congratulations to all of our Great North Runners.  Delighted to announce next years date is Sunday 13th September 2015. We would love for you to be a part of team Sunshine Fund again. A huge thanks to our sponsor Cellular Solutions.               Read more

Runners have their day in the Sunshine

HUNDREDS of runners took to the Newcastle and Gateshead quayside to raise money for The Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund. Over 300 men and women took part in the annual Sunshine Run, which raises money for the fund’s work providing specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East. The 5km course started outside the Pitcher and Piano in Newcastle and ended outside the Baltic in Gateshead. Teams from local businesses and individuals were competing. Paralympian and fund patron Stephen Miller, from Cramlington, started the ... Read more

I’m blown away by the generosity

Hi, now England’s World Cup experience is over, here’s to enjoying the rest of the summer. I am delighted to say our Go Bananas appeal is going tremendously well. You have helped us raise more than £18,000 so far in June, which is amazing in three weeks. I knew the North East people were generous but I have been blown away by people’s kindness this week. The team has been so busy helping people with fundraising queries and events and visiting the ... Read more

Legal Eagle goes for Banana Look

WHEN the Sunshine Fund asked its supporters to Go Bananas, Phil King took the challenge literally. The paralegal for Irwin Mitchell Solicitors recruited his son and his son’s pals to walk 12 miles of Hadrian’s Wall - dressed as bananas. And Phil, 54, joined by his son Tom and friends Joe Chidlow and Issac Waters, have raised £250 so far after the walk. It’s all part of the charity’s month-long Go Bananas appeal to raise £25,000 for disabled children in the North East this ... Read more

Help Kids by Going Bananas!

TODAY, The Chronicle is giving you 13 reasons to Go Bananas and raise the £25,000 that could change the lives of disabled children. Throughout June, The Sunshine Fund, which pays for much-needed equipment for youngsters with disabilities, is asking the generous folk of Tyneside to get involved in our Go Bananas appeal. We are challenging you to help us find the money to make a huge difference to 12 families and one organisation based in the region. From one-year-old Amelia Rose Robinson, whose family ... Read more

You really did ‘Go Bananas’ and raised £38,000

You really did 'Go Bananas' and raised £38,000    Here is some of the amazing children your fundraising has been able to support!   Read more

Our run is a thanks to charity for helping Ben

FAMILY fundraisers will be taking on a 13.1 mile challenge to help the charity that provided a lifeline to youngster Benjamin Friedrichsen. The 14-year-old, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was able to buy an adapted trike thanks to a grant from the Chronicle Sunshine Fund which made a huge difference to his life. Benjamin, who has cerebral palsy, wasn’t able to ride a two-wheeled bike so the trike enabled him to get out and about with his friends. Now, three members of his family have ... Read more

Events Calendar

  We would be delighted if you could support the Sunshine Fund in 2014. Please find below a list of our scheduled events, if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Savory on 0191 201 6068. All the money raised from the events will help support children with disabilities in the North East. Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, 1 Mile open water swim, (Go Bananas Campaign) 13th – 15th June: A great swimming challenge. The Sunshine Run: (Go Bananas Campaign) Wednesday 25th ... Read more