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April 2015
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Do your bit for charity and help raise vital funds at one of these forthcoming charity events across the region

If you’re planning a fundraising event, get in touch and we’ll add it to our Charity Calendar.

Stoke Association
This is a series of organised sponsored walks for everyone in the family to participate in. Most are a mile long and wherever and however you step out, you’ll be helping the UK’s leading stroke charity help those affected by stroke.
Various dates and locations across the North East

Help for Heroes
Whip up your best scones and sponges in support of the Bake for Heroes fundraiser. You don’t have to be the best baker in town as long as you get involved, whether at home, at school or in the town centre. Enter the competition to win a Kenwood K-mix for the best-looking cake featuring the three colours of H4H: navy blue, red and sky blue. Help for Heroes help wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their families across the country.
18th April – 4th May, regionwide

HospiceCare North Northumberland and The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Join in with the Northumberland Coastal Challenge walk, covering 26 miles along the fantastic Northumberland coast, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue will support the event and a percentage of your booking fee goes towards their services. HospiceCare provide care services to support patients with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Ticket: £32.50 4th May, Northumberland Coast, from just north of Bamburgh to Alnmouth

Heel & Toe Children’s Charity
It’s the perfect excuse to stay in your onesie all day, and walk the mile-long route around the lake at Hardwick Park. On the day, families can also take part in fun activities including scaling a climbing wall, attempting an army assault course and competing for the best onesie, which wins a prize. Heel & Toe Children’s Charity provide therapy to children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.
4th May, Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Percy Hedley Foundation
It’s black tie time at Gosforth Marriott in aid of the Percy Hedley Foundation where guests will enjoy a reception drink and a three-course meal. Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, the only man to ever score a hat trick in a World Cup final, is the guest speaker and the event will be compered by Sky Sports presenter Pete Graves. The Percy Hedley Foundation supports disabled children, young people and adults in the North East.
Tickets: £50 14th May, Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle

The Sick Children’s Trust
The Sick Children’s Trust will have a dedicated area at the Baby and Toddler Show where visitors will be able to join in with the teddy bear’s picnic, find a new friend in the teddy bear sale, and take part in face painting and craft activities. The charity provide emotional and practical support to families with sick children in the North East at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital.
Entry for show: £6 16th May, Gateshead International Stadium

Berwick Rotary Club and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Pop along to The Parade for an afternoon and evening of festivities, which take on the theme of crafts and trades of Berwick, past and present. On the day, there will be music, arts, theatre and entertainment, and visitors will be able to watch the colourful Mayor’s Parade. There will also be a licensed bar, a tea tent and home-cooked food.
24th May, The Parade, Berwick

Wooden Spoon Northumberland
Gather a four-strong team of your golfing friends for a Texas Scramble on an 18-hole course in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. You’ll get a bacon roll, tea or coffee and a three-course meal to top it off. Your participation will help support local projects and causes for disabled and disadvantaged children.
Entry: £320 for a team of four, 29th May, Matfen Hall, Matfen Village

Target Ovarian Cancer
Take up the challenge of exploring some of the best preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall, tackling some demanding hills and spending two nights camping in the name of ovarian cancer charity Target Ovarian Cancer. You’ll be led along the 25-mile route by a professional guide and have your meals and drinks provided. The charity asks you to raise a minimum of £550 to take part.
Entry: £49, 29th-31st May, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park

If you’d like us to send a photographer to cover your event, please contact Anna Bellwood with all enquiries at

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