Kans and Kandy
Kans and Kandy are a local wholesale buisiness and have supported Tiny Lives since 2001.
They support the charity in a multitude of ways, with some of the most notable being donations of a Transport Incubator and a SimBaby (an infant patient simulator that allows staff to practise life-saving procedures).
They are also firm supporters of the Tiny Lives Charity Ball, and supply selection boxes to the Christmas Reunion each year, meaning that every former-NICU child who attends can get a present from Santa.
They said: "As a North East business we are extremely proud to be associated with Tiny Lives and the wonderful life saving work they do. The team are a true inspiration. Keep up the good work!"
Team Valley Fastenings Solutions
Team Valley Fastenings Solutions in Blaydon have supported Tiny Lives for over 10 years now. They often hold fundraising events, help out at Tiny Lives events and even pop into the office to help out every now and then!
They said: "Tiny Lives is a charity that is close to our branch managers heart as his daughter spent time on the Neonatal Unit 18 years ago. It’s great to support a local charity and when you have a personal connection you will do anything to help."
Pebbletree are a family-run Communications Technology company based in Sunderland who have been dedicated supporters of Tiny Lives since 2014.
They have supported the charity in various ways, having had Tiny Lives as their Charity of the Year in 2015. They are also keen supporters (and often sponsors of) the Tiny Lives golf day and make regular monetary donations to the charity.
Sintons Law has continued to support Tiny Lives since they made the charity their Charity of the Year 2015. They also kindly offer the use of their meeting room for meetings of the Tiny Lives board.
They said: "Tiny Lives was chosen because of their continuing support of premature and sick new born babies and their families in the North East.”
1st for Fabrics
1st for Fabrics is a family-run fabric retailer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The owner of the business - Julie - and her family are avid supporters of Tiny Lives, as Julie's grandson Rafa spent time on the Neonatal Unit.
As well as hosting collection tubs in the store, Julie and her family have taken part in numerous fundraising activities in aid of Tiny Lives and are always on hand to provide the charity with fabric when needed!
MTrec are a specialist recruitment agency based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
They are long-term supporters of Tiny Lives and have generously sponsored the Tiny Lives Great North Run vests for several years, ensuring that every Tiny Lives runner can have an high-quality Tiny Lives-branded vest to run in.
This dedication also shows in their employees. One of their team (James) recently completed a gruelling Iron Man challenge in aid of Tiny Lives, raising a whopping £2,286.25!
Print North East
Print North East have supported Tiny Lives for a number of years and are always on hand to help with printing and design needs.
Often, Print North East have produced printed items required by the charity for free or heavily discounted, allowing Tiny Lives to keep costs low and channel more money into the Neonatal Unit.
They were a key part of the design and production of our relaunched 'Parent Diaries' and made sure that the end product was the best it could possibly be.
Venture Stream are a Newcastle-based Ecommerce and Digital Marketing agency. They have previously chosen Tiny Lives as their Charity of the Year, inspired by their Business Development Manager, James Chapman and his wife Paula, who have a personally experienced life on the RVI Neonatal Unit.
James and Paula are dedicated supporters of Tiny Lives themselves, and have raised money for Tiny Lives by completing a host of fundraising activities, including the Great North Run.
James said: “I, for one, have long admired the work that everyone involved with the charity do and still amazes me to this day that they continue to drive forward with the same amount of enthusiasm as they did when the charity first established itself back in 1983 and later registered in in 2013. I couldn’t be happier that Venture Stream are helping Tiny Lives. This is a charity my wife and I hold close to our hearts and have experienced first-hand how hard the Doctors and Nurses work every hour of the day and night. I’m very proud and thankful to the team here in supporting me and Tiny Lives”
Sainsbury's (Northumberland Street)
Tiny Lives is currently the Local Charity of the Year for the Sainsbury's Northumberland Street store.
Staff members in the store are working closely with the Tiny Lives team to see how they can best benefit the charity, and will be carrying out ongoing fundraising over the next year.
DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton (Newcastle Airport) have kindly selected Tiny Lives as their Charity of the Year following a staff vote.
The CARE Committee at the hotel are working closely with the Tiny Lives team to see how they can best benefit the charity, and will be carrying out ongoing fundraising over the next year.
Robson Laidler is an accountants based in Jesmond. They kindly named Tiny Lives as their 2018 Charity of the Year and have been committed to fundraising on behalf of the charity.
They held a Chocolate Ball in aid of Tiny Lives in 2018, which raised over £7000 and have also held Dress Down Days and other fundraising events.
Robson Laidler staff are always willing to go the extra mile in their corporate support, with volunteers recently popping into the Tiny Lives office to help put together packs of bath and body items for parents on the Neonatal Unit.
Barratt Homes is a property development company based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
They kindly chose Tiny Lives as their Charity of the Year for 2018, and are working closely with the Tiny Lives team to see how they can best benefit the charity through fundraising and staff volunteering,
The Alchemist (Newcastle)
The Alchemist, a bar and restaurant chain, has kindly chosen Tiny Lives as their Christmas Charity for 2018. This means that the charity will receive donations for every meal bought in the restaurant in December 2018.
The Alchemist staff are also working with the Tiny Lives team to see how else they can best help the charity, with some very exciting ideas currently in development!
When you’re busy and the economic climate is tough, supporting a charity may not be the first thing you think of for your business. However, there are lots of ways to support Tiny Lives that don’t involve large donations or tons of time. All support, no matter how big or small, is vital to our charity and local business support is greatly appreciated.
Want to get involved with Tiny Lives? Here are some ideas to help you get started…
– Make Tiny Lives your Charity of the Year and we’ll work with you to maximise publicity for your company via our website, local press and media and our social media channels, which will allow you to spread the word of your business to thousands of engaged followers.
– Sponsor Tiny Lives – your name will reach a lot of our families who are your customers or potential customers. You can sponsor an event we are running, such as our Charity Ball, or sponsor new pop-up banners, collection tubs, or developmental care aids that we provide to the Neonatal Unit. The possibilities for sponsorship are endless!
– Small donations all add up – we can provide charity boxes and collection tubs for your office, kitchen, or canteen with trolley token key rings, wrist bands, pin badges and pens for staff to make a small donation.
– Set up payroll giving so your employees can regularly support Tiny Lives.
– Raise money by recycling your printer cartridges in aid of Tiny Lives.
Contact Tiny Lives on 0191 230 2112 or firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about how your business help our charity and how we can assist you as a supporter.
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