Archive: Jan 2016
We have been amazed at the (sometimes brave) fundraising by Sintons staff throughout 2015 starting with that amazing abseil off The Cube! We know what a lot of time, effort, and energy has gone into the wide ranging programme of activities over many months. Sintons help has also been hugely valuable on a practical level when Sintons staff volunteered in the Tiny Lives office and helped our tiny team when we were swamped with administration and mailings. Plus Sintons staff also volunteered at our Charity Ball 2015, Christmas Reunion and at our Great North Run marquee too.
So a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our work in so many ways and helped to raise a wonderful £11,500. It is only through the generosity of individuals and businesses like Sintons that Tiny Lives, a local charity, can continue to help local families at a time of crisis in their lives.
The Tiny Lives Trust is recruiting a 12-month, part time Projects Officer. The role is to work with parents, health professionals, and external organisations to develop and support the delivery of a range of services funded by Tiny Lives that are designed to support the families of premature and sick babies on the Special Care Baby Unit and post discharge.
Interested individuals should provide their CV and a comprehensive covering letter that shows how your skills and experience match the job specification. We are particularly interested in your achievements in previous positions that link to the Projects Officer four key areas of work:
- working with families and health services
- project development and delivery
- project management
- external relationships and liaison
It would also be helpful to highlight how your previous project development roles/work involved skills listed in the ‘Main Duties & Key Responsibilities’ in the Projects Officer job profile.
We will also be looking for clear evidence and examples of how your previous work brings relevant skills to this new position eg examples of previous development work on health and well-being related services, contract management, impact evaluation of pilot services.
As a charity with a small team we are passionate about our work supporting families at one of the most critical times of their lives so we are also very interested to know why you particularly want to work for Tiny Lives.
Please email your covering letter and a CV to email@example.com by Friday 22 January.
The Tiny Lives Trust – Projects Officer – Jan 2016
We would like to thank everyone who took part in a Boxing Day Dip this year to raise money for Tiny Lives and the Special Care Baby Unit in loving memory of Chloe Atkinson.
Thank you to the brave dippers Danielle Taylor James, Elliese Burton Calderwood, Keon Burton Calderwood and Melanie Atkinson.
A huge thank you also goes out to Michelle Burton and Elliese Burton Calderwood for organising a sponsored Horse Ride, also in loving memory of Chloe.
Together, everyone managed to raise the wonderful amount of £856.25.
We’ve had a request from a Psychology Student at Northumbria University who would like some help with a research project titled ‘The role of social support on wellbeing in parents of preterm and full-term children’.
Research is a vital part of making sure we’re doing all we can to support families on the Special Care Baby Unit so any help you could give is greatly appreciated.
Please see below for the information from Mark and do share to anyone who might be interested. If you have any questions about this research, please do get in touch with Mark directly.
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
We are researching the different ways that people are affected by pre-term childbirth. We are looking for parents to take part in this research. To take part you must:
- 18 years or older
- Have a child under the age of 5 years, born either pre-term or post-term.
In this study we will ask you some questions to investigate the level of support you receive from others and your well-being (i.e., levels of stress, depression and anxiety). This study should take around 15-20 minutes to complete.
If you would like more information or would like to take part, please click HERE (or type https://nupsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88Gy5GHds9pnxDT into your browser).
This study has been approved by the Faculty of Health and Life Science’s Ethics Committee at Northumbria University.
Thank you for your time
£12,000 raised on the night by our wonderful supporters…
We all had a ball at the Tiny Lives Charity Ball! Our thanks to all our wonderful guests and supporters. And congratulations to all the auction and raffle prize winners. Thank you! The Tiny Lives Team.
Thank you again! The Tiny Lives Team 🙂