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18 Jan 2018

WE STILL WISH YOU WERE HERE

Friends and family of popular East Boldon health visitor, Tracey Brew, are continuing to raise money for charity in her memory and this Friday night (19th January) are hosting a celebration event at the Roker Hotel in
24 Dec 2017

THANK YOU AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

A message to all our wonderful supporters from Lady Elsie: I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who has supported us this year. From the day
22 Dec 2017

A NEW SHORT FILM ABOUT OUR WORK

This year, we welcomed Steve Harper as a Patron of our Foundation – a role also undertaken by Alan Shearer, Niall Quinn, Steve Gibson, Mick Mills, Delia Smith and, football writer, George Caulkin. Steve worked under Sir
21 Dec 2017

MILE WITH A SMILE IN MEMORY OF PC GAVIN SMITH

Kind-hearted staff at Durham Constabulary have helped to raise more than £1,000 for us in memory of their colleague, PC Gavin Smith. Gav, who appeared in the Channel 5 TV series Police Interceptors, tragically lost his battle
20 Dec 2017

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Our thanks to the event organisers, volunteers, performers, sponsors and, of course, everyone who bought a ticket, who all made this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral a very special night. Held at St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle,
8 Dec 2017

ROCK THE FOUNDATION 2018

Live music fans have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic night out – and support our work – thanks to Rock the Foundation, a concert in Newcastle on 16 February organised by Laura and Bob Douglass. The
5 Dec 2017

BIG JACK’S TEA SCORES AT THE CO-OP

Our long-time supporters, Northumberland Tea, have ‘bagged’ a contract to supply almost 60 Co-op food stores across the North East. The Corbridge-based (Northumberland) business was set up four years ago by Helen and Bill Logan and a
23 Nov 2017

JOHN REID – THE FIRST PATIENT TAKING PART IN PROSPECT-NE

This week (22 November), we were very proud to announce £892,000 funding for the exciting new PROSPECT-NE genome sequencing project. Lady Elsie and Foundation Patrons, Alan Shearer and Steve Harper, were taken on a guided tour of
22 Nov 2017

NEW FOUNDATION-FUNDED PROJECT UNEARTHING ‘THE SECRETS’ OF CANCER

A revolutionary new ‘personalised’ cancer treatment and research project is being funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle. The PROSPECT-NE genome sequencing project will work with up to 800 cancer patients from across the North
15 Nov 2017

KINGSTON PARK CAFC PLEDGES SUPPORT WITH NEW STRIP

Kingston Park Community Association Football Club in Newcastle has unveiled its latest team strip and we’re that it carries our logo. Our Patron, Steve Harper, recently met some of the club’s members to say thank you for