The Great North Air Ambulance Service flies three air ambulance helicopters across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. We bring pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year. In the 2015/16 financial year, it cost £4.9m to operate this service and we are extremely grateful to the public who we rely on to meet this cost. For anyone who wishes to support us by joining team GNAAS and running the Middlesbrough 10k on behalf of the charity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Cleveland Heart Fund ( all volunteers) exclusively supports the excellent Regional Heart Unit at James Cook to help keep it at the leading edge of Heart Patient Care by providing equipment(VAT exempt); grants for staff training; pump priming new techniques, and research – all unavailable through current NHS funding.
The success of our recent £1 Million Cardiac MRI Appeal has ensured that vital Cardiac Imaging of the highest quality is now available in sufficient amount to satisfy the needs of our Cardiothoracic Unit serving a 1.6 million population, especially Teessiders.
Our contribution helps to attract the best people to our Regional Centre in Middlesbrough.
Supporting children with cancer and their families… Bringing a smile to faces that have been through the unimaginable… Providing opportunities for families to share precious, time-lasting memories.
The Unicorn Centre, a registered charity, is a purpose built riding for the disabled facility which offers riding therapy and learning and training opportunities for over 200 disabled adults and children from the Tees Valley area each week. Opened in 1998, the Centre has become an established part of the local community, with a strong contingent of about 100 local volunteers who assist with riding lessons each week.
Our aim is to provide riding for people with disabilities in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment that will allow each individual to achieve their full potential. To provide this service we depend on a committed group of staff and volunteers and input from families and personal assistants. With limited funding from user fees, it relies entirely on ongoing fundraising and donations to subsidise the cost of lessons.
Butterwick House Hospice freely provides specialist care for babies, children and young adults who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and also supports their family and friends. Butterwick Doctors, nurses, therapists and family support workers provided 998 episodes of holistic individual care last year to young people aged from birth to 25 years.
The diagnosis of a life limiting illness changes all the parameters of your life and the lives of those around you but is particularly difficult when your child is diagnosed. Butterwick Hospice staff and volunteers go the extra mile every day to add quality to the lives of children who have a life limiting illness and help young patients and their loved ones face every challenge they encounter.
Butterwick Hospice is a registered charity (1044816) which relies heavily on the generosity of people within the communities it freely serves to continue it’s much appreciated and highly respected work.
South Tees Hospitals Charity is the official charity of the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, the largest hospital trust in Tees Valley serving 1.5 million people covering Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Hambleton, Richmondshire and beyond.
The charity was formed in 1995 and since then we have made a huge difference to patients and their families’ right across Tees Valley. With your support not only are you helping to improve the environment and facilities of your local hospital, you’ll also enable us to purchase state of the art equipment keeping your hospital at the forefront of care provision.
Teesside Hospice exists to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses. The Hospice provides a range of services for patients, families and carers, helping over 3,000 people in the Teesside area each year.
The care provided by Teesside Hospice focuses on pain, symptom management and psychological support as well as end of life care. The Hospice works closely with other health and social care staff involved in supporting the needs of patients and their families, including GP’s, Community Nurses and other Specialist Palliative Care professionals.
The staff at Zoë’s Place provide care and support 24hrs a day for both the child and family. We are here to offer respite care through the most difficult of times to ensure the needs of the child and their families are met.
All of the babies at the Hospice have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and require differing levels of 24 hour support on a one to one basis. Zoë’s Place offers parents and carers a chance to recharge their batteries or to spend time with their other children.
Our Hospice is designed to be a `home away from home’ in which the babies feel comfortable and are able to get the most out of our very special facilities.
Fundraising is the engine that keeps the hospice open for the families that access our services. Zoë’s Place needs to raise £1.4m each year in order to open its doors. Without the support from the local community we would not be able to do this.
Did you know last year…
Our primary school sport and health programmes engaged more than 5,000 young people | We taught enterprise education lessons to more than 3,000 school students and delivered more than 500 qualifications | Our adult health programmes reached more than 350 people | We hosted 12 girls’ football satellite clubs every week and retained more than 350 young people through our Premier League 4 Sport project | We provided diversionary activities on an evening for more than 650 young people in 10 of the most deprived wards in Middlesbrough | We involved more than 600 people in 12 disability teams | In total, we engaged more than 35,000 people across the Tees Valley
With your support, we’re aiming even higher!
Arch North East is a small charity based in Middlesbrough who provide a life-changing, and at times, life-saving service for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. We provide counselling, and support for both female and male survivors aged 14 and over. We also provide support for survivors who wish to report the crime committed against them, and generic practical support for victims who may be struggling with the benefit system, or who have had to take time off work in order to recover from their experience. Last year 114 people reported rape in Cleveland which was a 90% increase on the previous year. In the same period 549 people accessed our services. This year shows an even higher demand for our service. Any donations would help us meet that demand. Please support us so we can help support you.
Daisy Chain is a unique charity that addresses the needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families. We provide a range of services, including support and activity groups for the whole family, from our 5.5 acre farm in Norton. Autism has a huge impact on, not just the individual but, the wider family so we look holistically at the needs of each member of the family. Autism can be isolating, it makes relating to other people, taking part in everyday family life and interacting with others a real struggle.
We work with our children in a safe, fun and friendly environment, teaching them new skills to help them deal with life outside Daisy Chain. Our parents and carers are given the opportunity to receive additional support, get some respite and talk to people who are in the same situation as them; our siblings can come and interact with other children who are affected by autism.