This week we wanted to share with you some of the amazing work and news of our charity of the year, Children North East.
Children North East is the region’s oldest independent children’s charity, with every penny raised being spent in the North East. They offer a variety of services to meet local children and family’s needs. Along with working to reduce child poverty and the difficulties this causes children and young people, Children North East also provide mental health support through advice and counselling. The charity’s work also includes tackling social isolation, and increasing the opportunities available to young people in the face of adversity and disadvantage.
As you may have already heard, 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of Children North East. As a way of commemorating the heritage and in particular the support they’ve receive from businesses across the North East since 1891, we’ve helped them to launch the 125 Club, a corporate-giving club!
The 125 Club not only embodies the significance of 2016 for Children North East but it also allows us all to recognise the origins of the charity and their amazing legacy of support from local businesses since the charity was founded by a local clerk and a Quayside merchant.
We would love anyone who’s interested in supporting Children North East to join us as a member of the 125 Club. As a member of the club, your business can offer a level of support which suits you. In return you will receive updates from Children North East about how donations are being used, as well as a number of other extra benefits! It’s a great chance for you to show your stakeholders how you are giving back to the local community, and the North East region as a whole.
Without the support of local people and businesses, Children North East wouldn’t be able to continue to support the region’s children, helping them to improve their circumstances and prospects.
If you would like to work with the charity and help us all to work towards their ambition that every child in the region has the chance to grow up healthy and happy, then visit the 125 Club page for more information.