ABOUT US

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.

MEET OUR TEAM

"We have a small, but perfectly formed team, who's passion and determination ensure we raise the funds needed to purchase equipment for local children who desperately need our help.

Meeting our children and their families is hands down one of the best parts of my job, besides working alongside my amazing team!"

Siobhan Sargeant, Charity Director

 

Siobhan Sargeant

Charity

Director

0191 201 6289

Siobhan.Sargent@reachplc.com

Lauren Thompson

Digital Fundraising

Manager

0191 201 6090

Lauren.Thompson@reachplc.com

Rebecca Jama 
Office and
Events Manager

0191 201 6066 

Rebecca.Jama@reachplc.com

Rachel Kaczmar
Family
Coordinator

0191 201 6068

Rachel.Kaczmar@reachplc.com

Katie Muxworthy
Marketing and Communications Officer

0191 204 3300

Katie.Muxworthy@reachplc.com

DID YOU KNOW?

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

Five year old Wren has Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss and is non verbal making every day life so much harder. 

We provided Wren with a specialist walker worth over £3,000 so that she can now enjoy being like any other five year old with more independence at school.

CLICK HERE TO READ WREN'S STORY

WREN'S STORY

THOMAS' STORY

14-Year oldThomas was born with microcephaly, global developmental delay, epilepsy and severe learning difficulties.

We supported Thomas' family to fund a specialist bike which allows him to join in with family days out, get to school and enjoy being outside.

CLICK HERE TO READ THOMAS' STORY

OUR TRUSTEES

Martin Soloman

Chairman

Helen Dalby

John Douglas

Amy Whyte

Brian Latham

Bev Dean

OUR SUPPORTERS

We are proud to work with so many inspiring organisations and indivuals across the North East who share our passion to enhance the lives of local children with disabilities, here are just a few of them...

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund
NCJ Media

2nd Floor, Eldon Court
Eldon Square
Percy Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7JB

FIND US
CONTACT US

0191 201 6289

OFFICE HOURS
Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM

Registered Charity Number: 1133293

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