15 Jul 2021

SUNDERLAND LEGENDS GRACE FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF BLACK CATS’ FAN

Every year, since 2010, the friends and family of Kevin Outhwaite from Tunstall have held a very special golf day in his memory to raise funds for our Foundation. Kevin’s Dad, John, brother, Ian, and nephews, Nathan,
9 Jul 2021

MAJOR CHANGES TO THE GREAT NORTH RUN MAKES THIS YEAR UNIQUE

Changes required to keep runners safe will make this year’s Great North Run like no other in its amazing 40-year history. Those changes include a major route change with the new finish line located on the Great
28 Jun 2021

MARK ROBSON’S VERY PERSONAL ENGLAND V GERMANY MEMORIES

Today, England take on Germany for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. It is an international fixture like no other, not least because of the memorable Italia 90 World Cup semi-final, which Sir Bobby’s team
4 Jun 2021

CELEBRATING FOUR YEAR PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH CANCER

For the last four years, we have been working closely together with another charity to improve the lives of children living with cancer in the North East and Cumbria. The children’s support project, funded by our Foundation
28 Apr 2021

MORPETH RETIREMENT APARTMENT HOMEOWNERS ‘RUN’ 222KM

Homeowners at McCarthy Stone’s William Turner Court, a retirement community in Morpeth, have been pitting themselves against top flight footballers to raise funds for our Foundation. With an average age of 83, the group, nicknamed ‘the Billybobs,’
16 Apr 2021

SUNDERLAND CITY JUNIORS SMASH FUNDRAISING TARGET

For grassroots sports clubs, keeping players active and engaged during lockdown has proved very challenging. Set up in 2015, Sunderland City Juniors FC is based in central Sunderland and has nine teams with players aged from under
1 Apr 2021

REBECCA HENDERSON’S STORY

Three weeks after her eighth birthday, Rebecca Henderson from Billingham was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the muscles, bones and soft tissue areas. It was a great shock to Rebecca and her family
1 Apr 2021

VITAL CHILDREN’S CANCER TRIALS CONTINUE

Cancer in children is, thankfully, relatively rare compared to adults, with around 110 new cases diagnosed in the North East and Cumbria each year. This means new treatments for young patients need to be effective for what
31 Mar 2021

YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS QUIZ JOURNALISTS

Since 2017, we have funded a very special support role for children receiving cancer treatment at the Great North Children’s Hospital. Project Co-ordinator, Gareth Williams, works closely with young patients to engage, inspire and motivate them to
14 Mar 2021

ABOUT LADY ELSIE ON MOTHER’S DAY

Whether she’s Mum or Mam, mothers are very special, which is why today can be difficult for anyone missing theirs. Lady Elsie is 86-years-old and still misses her Mam, Eva. As she says, “You never stop missing