Archive: Sep 2014

Fancy a Great Night Out…18th October 2014


Do you fancy a great night out while supporting your local charity.

Tiny Lives has be chosen as charity of the year by Kevin Maddison who is the club captain at Ramside Hall Golf Club for 2014.  We had a great golf day in June with a lot of great support from all the golfers and companies who sponsored a hole on the golf course.

On 18th October Kevin is holding a night to remember with all proceeds raised on the evening being donated to Tiny Lives and Veterans at Ease who is the other charity of the year which Kevin is supporting.

The evening will take place at Ramside Hall Hotel – Bishops Suite and starts at 7:00pm with carriages at 1:00pm

The entertainment will be Brendan Healy Compares – a night of celebration, comedy, musical entertainment and much more….

Tickets – £250 per Table (10 Guests)

Single tickets priced at £27.50 each)

(price includes 3-course meal and full entertainment schedule)


If your interested please e-mail  or call 0191 230 2112

Thank you to Asda-Gosforth

Thank you to everyone at Asda, Gosforth for supporting their charity raffle day which was held on Saturday 6 September in store and raised the amazing amount of £118


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Cup Cakes and Candles with a Difference

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What a lovely afternoon we had on Saturday 6th September, we attended Maggie’s lovely fundraising event in her village in Tanfield, Co Durham.  It was great to see all of Maggie’s friends and family helping out as well as coming along to show their support and also a massive thank you to Miss Newcastle and Tyne Tees Models for supporting this fundraising event which raised the amazing amount of £741.45 and also thank you to Tyne Tees Models for supporting Tiny Lives in 2014/2015

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Great North Run 2014

We had an amazing day on Sunday 7th September, it was lovely to see our runners and to thank them personally for their great support to Tiny Lives.

For our supporters that couldn’t make it back to the marquee – well done for completing an amazing run and your support.

Thank you to MTrec ( for sponsoring our running vests again this year, it’s great to have such good support from local companies and for our runners to spot other runners in their vests is excellent.


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Above are our wonderful volunteers and supporters who came along on the day – A BIG THANK YOU


Before our runners arrived

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Below – all our wonderful runners – A MASSIVE THANK YOU

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Below – Joe took part in the Mini GNR and came to meet his mum and dad who took part in the run

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Well done to Kelly and Sarah who are staff members on the Special Care Unit, they came to say hello after the run

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The length one Grandad went to for Tiny Lives


John Hartley took part in the Great Scottish Swim which is a 1 mile open water swim in Loch Lomond on the 23rd of Aug 2014. 

John chose Tiny Lives as his Grandaughter spent some of her early days on the Special Care Unit, John said ‘due to the care and dedication she received there, she is now a fit and healthy 3 year old -Thank You’

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Golf Day 05.09.2014 – Dont MISS a Great Day and Night


Clive has teamed up with his local pub to hold a charity golf day and raise money for the hospital that provided expert care and support when his grandson was born over two months prematurely.

Clive Goodwin’s grandson Jack spent the first six weeks of his life in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Newcastle’s RVI after he was born nine weeks early.

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(Jack is in the right arm, Alex in the left arm)


Now six months on, Jack is fit and well and on behalf of his family, Clive is raising money for the Tiny Lives Trust, the charity that supports families during their time at SCBU.

Together with his local, The Millstone pub in South Gosforth, he is organising a charity golf day on Friday September 5 and is appeling for fellow golfers and local businesses to help support the event. 

“Jack was in the unit for six weeks, day by day getting stronger whilst my daughter and son-in-law went through such as emotional time.  RVI staff and Tiny Lives were always on hand throughout that difficult time to reassure all of us”

Just weeks after Jack was discharged from hospital Clive found himself back at the RVI maternity wing as due to last minute complications his second grandson Alexander was also born at the RVI after a very long and difficult labour. Although Alexander was safe and well, his mother needed urgent medical intervention where once again the family received support from the staff and Tiny Lives.

 “The family can’t thank or praise the RVI and Tiny Lives highly enough for the care and attention given, We all just wanted to give something back to say thank you for all the wonderful support Tiny Lives gave us,” Clive added.

Clive, 67, a coordinator for the Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle and keen golfer, is a member of The Northumbria Nomads Golf Society, who meet regularly at The Millstone. 

When manager Helen Allman said she was planning a charity Golf event, Clive asked if they could work together and help raise funds for Tiny Lives. 

 Helen said: “We organised a similar event last year for a different charity and it was real success, but this year it will be bigger and better. 

 “Local businesses are sponsoring holes and we have some great prizes on offer already. 

 “It is great to be able to help Clive and his family raise money to say thank you for helping care for Jack and Alexander.”

 Tiny Lives supports over 800 premature and poorly babies and their families every year. They fund specialist equipment and training for staff as well as offering financial assistance and providing facilities to families on the unit. 

The event takes place on Friday September 5 at Gosforth Golf Club and will include an 18 hole round of golf, BBQ, live music and prizes.

 If anyone would like to enter a team or donate a prize they can contact Helen Allman at or call 0191 285 3429. 



Great North Run 2014

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With only a few days to go until the big weekend we would like to wish all our amazing runners (GNR and Junior/Mini runners) good luck and we hope you enjoy the day.
We will be there on Sunday in the Bronze Charity Marquee with some light refreshments so… please come down and see us so we can personally say a massive thank you.
You can also use this as a meeting point for friends and family.
Remember Tiny Lives can only support the babies, families and staff on the Special Care Baby Unit because of your support.
Good luck to all our little runners too and thank you so much
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