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Community fundraising

Community fundraising

Got an idea to raise money for us? Already got a place on the Great North Run, Kielder marathon or similar event, and want to make us your charity? Want to support a local, disabled children's charity and need help to get started?

For ideas, fundraising tips, and help with the media, online giving, sponsor forms and anything else, get in touch or contact senior fundraiser Karen Maclennan on 0191 525 2885 or 07956 566269.

Schools and Universities

There are many different ways that schools can become involved with Grace House. We would be delighted to come along to talk to staff and students at your school assembly about how you can make a difference. Any university students or groups wishing to raise money for Grace House should get in touch to find out about all the ways we can support you. We can also help provide collection tins, posters and tickets etc to help

Current appeals

Tim Broadwell goes the extra mile in the London Marathon:

As if running the London marathon was not a big enough challenge, supporter Tim Broadwell has set himself an extra challenge. To stand up between now and then!

Tim told us "I'll not only be running the London Marathon, but in addition, I will not sit down* throughout March and April until the Marathon has been run.

*Monday-Friday, 9-5, casual leaning allowed. Anything you can give will help."

To support Tim visit or Donate now.

New Chief Executive does Triathlon of events to raise money for Grace House

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Grace House, Dr Karen Parry, will swim a mile in lake Windermere, cycle the Coast to Coast and run the Kileder 10k to help raise money for Grace House.

Karen said "Being Chief Executive at Grace House isn't just a job for me. I am passionate about providing the very best in specialist short break care for some of our most vulnerable children. When children and young people come to stay at Grace House they should have the time of their lives, being able to take part in fun, exciting activities that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to try. At the same time, their parents should be able to relax and enjoy the break from caring, safe in the knowledge that their child is safe, happy and getting the very best care."

"I enjoy cycling, swimming and running but each of these events will push me out of my comfort zone, being more extreme than anything I usually do. I regularly swim a mile at Hetton pool, but being in the cold, dark water of Lake Windermere, contending with the weather, waves and worries about what might be in the water beneath me, will make it a lot more challenging!" To support Karen visit or Donate now.

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Local business gives disabled children exciting outdoor cooking experience at Grace House North East
11 July 2016

A Sunderland charity that provides care to children from all over the North East with complex disabilities, health needs and life limiting conditions has received support this week from staff at Simon Berry Optometrist in Durham.

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