Archive: Mar 2015

Thank You Sainsbury’s

Thank you to Sainsbury’s Local-Gallowgate for kindly donation lots of colouring books, activity packs, pencils and crayons to the Special Care Baby Unit for the brothers and sisters of the babies on the unit.

They also kindly donated a few little treats for all the mums on mothers day.

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Rotary Club of Whitley Bay

Thank you to everyone who made the wonderful donation of £400 possible to the Tiny Lives Charity.

The very kind donation was made from the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay Christmas Santa collection held in the Park View Shopping Mall over Christmas 2014.  They raised £800 from the collection with the other £400 donated to Tiny Lives and £400 to Teenager Cancer Trust.



Another colourful character supporting Tiny Lives

We had great pleasure meeting Flo and Paula on Thursday.  Flo is a resident at Angel Court in Gateshead and decided she wanted her hair dying a different colour. She mentioned it to her hairdresser Paula and they both agreed to go with lavender. Flo raised over £35 and donated the money to Tiny Lives as this is the salons chosen charity.  Thank you!

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Charity Football Match in Honour of Lana Kaye Murphy


On 28th February, Lana Kaye’s parents (Gemma and Karl), family and friends came together and honoured her memory in a charity football match with all monies raised donated to Tiny Lives.

The day was a great success, with a cake sale and raffle taking place along with the presentation evening after the match to the winning team.

Karl said: “It was a brilliant day and a great atmosphere. We are very lucky to have such fantastic family and friends who came along to support us.  It was very emotional for us, but we also felt proud. It would never have even entered my head that just four months after Lana died we would have raised almost £10,000 in her memory.  We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and we know that the money is going to a really good cause.  We’ve really got the fundraising bug now. I’m doing the Great North Run for Tiny Lives and we are already thinking about future events.”

Tiny Lives would like to thank everyone for making this day possible and raising the wonderful amount of £1105.65, South Shields Football Club, Filtrona Park, all the footballers, everyone that kindly donated a raffle prize, cakes for the cake sale, food for the presentation evening and not forgetting everyone who came along to support the footballers.

You can also read the article from the Shields Gazette

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Proud dad Karl               Proud mum Gemma with her parents

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Pre match photo

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and the match starts

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We wonder which team won?

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so many nice cakes and wonderful raffle prizes

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Two legends stand together:

Jonny and Daniel Dryden who was on SCBU 12 years ago

on the left we have Daniel Dryden who was looked after on the Special Care Baby Unit after being born at 34 weeks, weighing 5lbs 3oz. Daniel is now 5’10 at the age of 12 and is a very keen rugby player.
You will all know the person on your right, our Patron Jonny Wilkinson. Daniel had the great pleasure of meeting Jonny at the Rugby World Cup Launch.