Archive: Apr 2013

Family Centred Support from M&S

Tiny Hand (Social worker text)In 2012-13 M&S in Northumberland Street, Newcastle chose Tiny Lives again as its charity of the year.  A combination of M&S employee fundraising, and the wonderful team of Tiny Lives volunteers bag packing in the food hall, raised £17,245 for Tiny Lives! Having a premature or sick baby is a frightening experience. As well as the emotional impact of their baby being in special care, many parents have to face the practical difficulties that can arise when their child is in hospital for weeks, if not months.  Tiny Lives funds a full-time Social Worker to work exclusively on Ward 35 to provide social, emotional, and practical support to families of babies on the unit. The funds raised are being used towards this post to help parents at one of the most critical times in their lives.


RH Auto Services Coast to Coast Challenge 2013

Hamish Gilfillan, Rob Shephard, David Wharrier and Tom Oliver are planning a Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge between 17 May 2013 and 19 May 2013 they are cycling from Whitehaven to Sunderland over three days.  Averaging 50 miles a day with a lot of steep climbs along the way, they said ‘it’s certainly going to be a challenge but for a very worthwhile cause’.

Everyone at Tiny Lives would like to wish Hamish, Rob, David and Tom good luck for the Coast to Coast and thank you for their support to Tiny Lives.

If you would like to support them you can Text RHAS76 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070 or visit

The difference 3 hours makes…

Keepsake diaryOur volunteeers help parents at one of the most critical times in their lives.  Each family gets a package of support: a journal, camera, and progress stickers to record those critical moments.  And a Tiny Lives teddy and unique quilt all in a special memory box. Our volunteers play a key part in helping fund this package of support for 700 families each year.

Can you spare a morning or afternoon to bag pack for Tiny on Saturday 4 May in M&S in Newcastle?  It’s always a busy, fun, 3 hourson these volunteer bag packing days and many of our volunteers come with a friend. Then you can go shopping afterwards!

If we don’t already have your details from a previous bag pack or event please contact us for a volunteers form so we have your emergency contact information, etc.

Ring Louise on 0191 230 2112 or email