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.Sargeant@reachplc.com

Rebecca Jama 
Office and
Events Manager

0191 201 6066 

Rebecca.Jama@reachplc.com

Lauren Thompson

Digital Fundraising

Manager

0191 201 6090

Lauren.Thompson@reachplc.com

Ashleigh Allen
Fundraiser
0191 204 3301

Ashleigh.Allen@reachplc.com

Rachel Kaczmar
Family
Coordinator

0191 201 6068

Rachel.Kaczmar@reachplc.com

Outreach and Applications hotline 07593298541

OUR TRUSTEES

Helen Dalby
Chair

John Douglas

Deputy Chair

Amy Whyte

Bev Dean

Chris Whittington

Rachel Bell

Jonathan Waters

Maggie Pavlou

ANTI RACISM STATEMENT

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.

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

OUR SUPPORTERS

We are proud to work with so many inspiring organisations and indivduals 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

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CONTACT US

0191 201 6289

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

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Registered Charity Number: 1133293

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