Supporting our local communities
We care passionately about local people and through the support of our charity have developed a number of important initiatives which we hope will go on to benefit future generations in North Tyneside and Northumberland for years to come.
Influencing health behaviour in schools
In 2015 we formed a unique partnership with Newcastle Eagles basketball club as part of their successful ‘Hoops4Health’ programme to promote a healthy lifestyle to schoolchildren across North Tyneside and Northumberland.
Working with the star players, our work engages young people from an early age to get them thinking about their lifestyle choices including the dangers of smoking and alcohol. We’ve been able to stress the importance of keeping fit and promote sport, in particular basketball, as a way to encourage young people to become more physically active.
Enhancing our hospital environment
For more than 15 years the charity has worked with universities, design students, our patients and staff to create warm and welcoming areas in the hospitals to provide a quiet space away from the busy ward environment. This has included the Wansbeck Oasis, an award-winning project that has created a home-away-from-home for relatives of patients who are nearing the end of life.
We understand the need to have outside space, to reflect, relax and have quiet time. Our gardens provide this tranquility at many of our sites and include the Teardrop garden at Wansbeck hospital, the Snowdrop garden at Hexham hospital, the Haven garden at North Tyneside hospital and The Retreat garden at the Northumbria hospital.
You can help support all of these fantastic initiatives by simply making a donation today.