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After a wonderful effort by our supporters in raising more than £12,000 through this year’s Great North Run, we’re now aiming to achieve our biggest ever team when the world’s biggest half-marathon returns in 2018. We’re looking for our supporters to commit early to taking part in the 2018 run towards supporting Teesside’s good causes for this epic event. For more information on obtaining a guaranteed place to support Teesside good causes please call Mandy on 01642 686018 or email




A golf day organised by our long-standing patrons Active Chartered Financial Planners raised £410 for the Foundation.

Fighting for Teesside together. That’s the slogan of the Philanthropic Foundation, and words our supporters live by in working with one another for the good of our region.

The day saw golf enthusiasts of all abilities take part in a memorable event featuring many of Active’s partners and customers, including representatives of their fellow Foundation patrons.

And our new partnership with the Finlay Cooper Fund is the epitome of Fighting for Teesside together.


Finlay Cooper Fund is a fantastic local charity set up by former Middlesbrough FC star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie, with support of one of our trustees, Lee Bramley, and two other passionate Teessiders, Graham Fordy and Nick Waites. They are committed to helping local children’s causes. As you can read about in this issue, an amazing £35,000 donation by Finlay Cooper Fund has enabled us to purchase a second caravan near Filey to create short breaks for some of Teesside’s least privileged families and children. Over the past 12 months, we’ve been able to provide short breaks for nearly 100 of Teesside’s most disadvantaged children through a caravan we purchased at the end of 2016. Now, thanks to the support of the Finlay Cooper Fund and 20 other local organisations and individuals who donated at least £1,000 each to the cause, we’ve been able to purchase a second caravan. That means we can double the number of children and families we’re able to help over the next 12 months. It just feels fantastic that so many Teessiders are joining forces to create a powerful force for good and creating pockets of joy for some of our most deserving local families.

We have secured 10 places to skydive at the Durham Parachute Centre in Shotton Colliery on Saturday March 17 with arrivals from 10am. There is a £50 entry fee, which is paid directly to Freedom Skydiving by calling Sara on 0191 3692468. We then ask you to raise £395 in sponsorship for our Foundation. For more information please contact or call 01642 686018.


Our thanks to the Teesside Committee of the Institute of Measurement and Control for their generous donation of £500 to the Foundation. The funds were raised at the Institute’s 70th Anniversary Reception, an annual dinner and reunion, held at Middlesbrough Golf Club. The Foundation was nominated to receive funds raised at the dinner by John Noon, chairman of the Institute’s Teesside Committee.


Here’s news of a donation from our patrons Henderson Insurance Brokers that’s pretty much par for the course when it comes to their ongoing generosity. Henderson’s kindly donated their takings from a raffle held at their recent Golf Day at Wynyard Golf Club, meaning we received an unexpected bonus of £875 towards Teesside worthy causes.

But this is no time for us to rest on our laurels. There’s so much more work for us to do. The need is really high.


A date for the diaries of our golf-loving supporters: our next Annual Golf Day takes place at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club on June 7 2018.

Everyone should enjoy an unashamedly great time with family, friends and luxury over the festive period. But do please spare a little good will and maybe some money for your fellow Teessiders who deserve more than their current lot in life. Andy Preston Founder-Chairman

Published by: Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation Editor: Dave Allan, DNA PR & Publicity Design: Eighty8 Design Photography: Doug Moody Photography, Martin Walker, Stuart Boulton, Tom Banks, Chris Booth Printed by: Quoin Website: www. Email: Facebook: Teesside Charity Twitter: @teessidecharity

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Charity Magazine Winter 2017  

Charity Magazine Winter 2017  


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