Children North East
Children North East was founded on the banks of the Tyne in 1891. Originally known as The Poor Children's Holiday Association, children from inner city Newcastle & Gateshead set sail in small river boats for fresh air trips away from the grime of the city. Today Children North East works with children, young people and their parents who are living in poverty or whose lives are disadvantaged because of family misfortune. Divorce or separation, eviction, redundancy, long term unemployment, victims of crime, imprisonment, long- term ill health, depression or post traumatic stress – the effects on children run deep. We are the region's very own children's charity. The funds we raise stay in the region and with the help and support of our communities we can and do make a difference to the lives of local children.