How To Find Us

  • Sir James Spence Institute,
    RVI,
    Queen Victoria Road,
    Newcastle upon Tyne,
    NE1 4LP
    United Kingdom

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Thrilled to be able to offer a limited number of places to run in the Great North Run 40th Anniversary on the 12th September
THIS YEAR..
Get in touch and join #TeamTCF join 55,000 others in the most special run in the UK, right here in the NE.

Improving the health and well-being of children and young people in the North East by making serious stuff fun!

The Children’s Foundation is a North East children's charity, set up in 1990, with the vision of giving children and young people in the North East the best health and well-being services in the UK.

Our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, how are we helping?

The Children's Foundation is still operating, some of our projects have paused for now, but thanks to the flexibility of funders and the generosity of our supporters we continue to support those children and families most in need.

Holiday Hunger Open Letter

The Children’s Foundation, a North East children’s charity, is fully committed to making sure children do not go hungry. We are determined to end inequity in health, which includes poverty and holiday hunger.

We are a registered charity set up in 1990 in Newcastle upon Tyne, at a time when the North East had the worst levels of child health in the country (Government report Health of the Nation 1990). Our ‘Yellow Brick Road Appeal’ raised £12M to build The Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, a home for research into childhood ill –health, a building we gifted to the NHS.  In return we occupy a small office within the building and are supported by the Trust with IT.  So, while we have NHS emails it’s important to stress that The Children’s Foundation receives no statutory funding at all.

Today we continue to improve the health and well-being of children and young people from birth to 18 in the North East by Making Serious Stuff Fun!

This Year we are celebrating our 30th year of supporting children and young people across the North East. Let’s celebrate this together.

View the MAM fundraising Campaign

From Twitter

Being outdoors is fundamental for children and young people to thrive in health & wellbeing

Check out charity heroes Eva & Luca who are running a mile a day,even in rain to complete a marathon in a month!

To support them - https://bit.ly/3aqw0ra #childrensmentalhealthweek2021

First week of slow cooker, food and activity pack deliveries complete! Doing what we can to help support local families and their children. #NeverMoreNeeded

It begins! By Easter a custom built reading shed will have a new home @TyneviewPrimary @NEATschools as our Reading Recovery Project @CFTyneWearNland G.Readman Fund, supports children to catch up due to the impact of Covid-19. Thanks Emma Walker & @bninorthumbria DIY heroes!

Great to see the two free mobile phone charging points from @DeviceCharger we funded, installed in Children's A&E and PEAU @GreatNorthCH @NewcastleHosps Ensuring families can stay in touch and children can be kept entertained!

Be the reason someone smiles today! Why not carry out a random act of kindness for somebody else? We have pull together some ideas for the week. Leave a comment to share your stories and ideas with us Down pointing backhand index #KindnessDay #sharingiscaring

2 Hours Ago @tcfcharity

📢 WE NEED YOUR HELP 📢 we are #crowdfunding to bring baby singing to Walker in Newcastle where there is a lack of imaginative free provision in an easy to reach locality for the community. Please DONATE 👉 https://bit.ly/2TSTddh #Aviva #MondayMotivation #StrongerCommunities

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Happy 10th Birthday @GreatNorthCH
Thank you for everything you do for bairns, young people & their families, from all of us here at The Children's Foundation🦒🎂 #Birthday #ThursdayThoughts #Smallcharity

22 Hours Ago @tcfcharity

Happy #WorldBookDay a day dedicated to sharing stories and reading for fun! Reading has many benefits:it exercises our brain/improves concentration/ improves vocabulary&language skills/develops a child's imagination...But more importantly it takes you on fabulous adventures!

2 Days Ago @tcfcharity

Exciting times! We've been selected as an Aviva Fund project & hope to raise £9,952 towards a new community Baby singing project! Please help us reach our target by sharing this post far & wide (and a donation would be super!). We can do this Visit: https://bit.ly/2x4M7L3

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Life in Lock Down – Episode 5

17 July 2020

Life in Lock Down – Episode 5

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Life in Lock Down – Episode 6

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Life in Lock Down – Episode 5

17 July 2020

Life in Lock Down – Episode 5

17 July 2020