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Supporter takes on boxing fundraiser

Hi Sunshine News readers,

It’s finally starting to look like Spring, and we couldn’t be happier!

What a wonderful week we’ve had meeting new supporters and launching our Seeds of Hope sunflower project.

Earlier in the week our Family Coordinator, Bev, met with a lovely supporter called Lynne who is taking part in a Premier White Collar Boxing Fundraiser to raise funds for us.

The event is taking place on this Saturday (March 12) at Rainton Meadows Arena and is completely sold out!

Lynne has been training for eight weeks solid and had two sparring sessions per week (there’s even been a black eye!), plus fitness and cardio sessions on top of that to prepare her for the match.

Now that’s what we call dedication to the cause!

Lynne has a very special reason to be supporting the charity as we supported her daughter Alisha with specialist equipment many years ago.

Alisha has since sadly passed away but her memory fiercely lives on through her mam and so we feel incredibly honoured to be supported in this way.

Lynne said: "I have set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of £500, I’m currently at £420 but I’ll be collecting on the night too!

"I want to support The Chronicle Sunshine Fund to not only make a difference, but to keep my daughter’s memory alive and I know that’s what she would want.

"As for the event, I’m really exited to have my six minutes in the ring and I’m sure Tyson Fury will be in touch down the line!"

Lynne, we wish you the best of luck on Saturday, but we don’t think you’ll need it as we know someone special will be watching over you.

If you would like to support Lynne’s fundraising, check out our Facebook page.

We also met our 2022 trek team this week which as also super exciting!

On Friday, May 20 we’re taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, and we have a troop of eager trekkers who are busy training and fundraising to get ready for the big day.

We met with them at Newcastle Easts, The Gym Group as they have very kindly offered a free membership and personal training sessions to support our trekkers in their training.

It was so lovely to meet new people who share a joint goal to take on a challenge this year whilst supporting disabled children in the North East.

There is a little over two months to go until the trek, but we have 2 places available should anyone wish to join us on this adventure.

Visit our website to register and for more information.

If you are a teacher or school worker in the North East then you may have spotted that we officially launched our Seeds of Hope sunflower project last week and we have been overwhelmed with the positive response from schools and organisation in our region, looking to take part.

The project is completely free to join and is sure to spread some much-needed sunshine in our local school playgrounds.

Seeds of Hope has also been created to support the learning and understanding of diversity, equality, and inclusion for KS1 and KS1 children, helping to make the future of children with disabilities and additional needs, much brighter.

To register your school or organisation, please contact our lovely Fundraising and Events Coordinator Erin who has the pleasure of leading on this project.

That’s all from us this week, wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Lauren x



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