We're a North East based charity that enhances the lives of local children with disabilities by funding equipment to meet their specialist needs. We support babies, children and young adults up until their 19th birthday by funding equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources.

We receive no statutory funding and so we rely solely on the support and generosity of local organisations and individuals to raise £450,000 annually through donations, events and community giving.

In 2018 we recorded a 35% increase in application submissions from families and organisations meaning that we need your support now more than ever in order to help every child with a disability in the North East who has applied for our support.

We are proud to say that we are not means tested as we believe regardless of a family's financial situation or income, every child with a disability, has the right to have access life changing equipment they so desperately need.

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John Douglas

Deputy Chair

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It is reported that the North East has some of the highest numbers of children registered as disabled in the UK. 

We estimate that there are over 18,000 children living with a disability in the areas that we support.

Source: DWP Family Resources Survey for 2017/18

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For recent news story's, visit our landing page with Newcastle ChronicleLive. We regularly share stories of our families, appeals and events.

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For up to date stories, application and events information give us a follow or like on our social media platforms!


The Chronicle Sunshine Fund is fully committed to being an anti racist organisation now, and always, and have taken steps to ensure we are learning about, seeking out, and standing against all aspects of systematic racism.  These steps have included staff members receiving both internal and external Equality and Diversity training, rewriting our Equality and Diversity statement and strengthening our existing relationships with intermediary groups from the Black, Asian and Ethnic Communities. Now more than ever, we are committed to providing platforms enabling all marginalized voices to be heard. We ae learning and we are growing.