Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund
We are a specialised fund in the North East of England that aims to enhance the lives of local disabled children and their families through the provision of essential equipment, learning aids and custom built apparatus.
The charity is unique in its bond with the Evening Chronicle, the region's biggest selling daily newspaper and enjoys a special place in the hearts of the paper's readers. The Sunshine Fund was established in 1928 by King George V during his visit to Tyneside. To commemorate the opening of the Tyne Bridge, he made a small donation to give children a day out at the coast. The Evening Chronicle, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, adopted the fund and in 1995 it was granted charitable status. Since then we have provided almost £1 million for essential equipment, learning aids and custom-built apparatus to improve the quality of children's lives across the region. On Friday 15th July we launched our £300,000 Appeal which was supported by Ant & Dec and Pam Royle, if you would like to make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/sunshinefundlaunchappeal or if you would like to support us in another way please call us on 0191 2016090 to discuss. We now have an official song "Youre My Sunshine" by J D ONeill, you can either visit HMV in Newcastle, Silverlink or the Metro Centre or visit itunes today to purchase the song! http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/youre-my-sunshine/id446790575?i=446790647&ls=1 Or you can donate by texting ECSF11 to 70070, donating from £1 - £10!