Archive: Jun 2017

Toon Legends do it again

toon legends 2017 special guests

Thank you to The Toon Legends Club for kindly supporting Tiny Lives at their annual 2017 dinner with former Newcastle & England Star Alan Kennedy.

The evening was a great success and thank you to all guests who made the £2000 donation to Tiny Lives possible, compere Graeme Foster kept everything running to time and done great on the raffle and auction which raised an amazing amount for Tiny Lives and the Jeff Astle Foundation

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Thank you to all legends on the evening who signed a Newcastle shirt ready for an auction prize at our charity ball 2017



The Toon Legends Club, kindly give a table of ten to Tiny Lives so we invited some NUFC dads along


Tri Ways 2 Gibraltar

We would like to wish Phil, Alex, Melissa, Clare and the rest of the Tri Ways 2 Gibraltar team the best of luck with their challenge as they set off this afternoon (Monday 26th June), and some say it may be tough, some may say it’s crazy and some may say it’s fun.  But what we can say is we can’t thank these guys enough for taking on this challenge while trying to raise as much funds as possible for Tiny Lives and Smile for Life

What the Tri Ways 2 Gibraltar Challenge involves:

1. Kayaking from Dungeness, Kent to Boulogne, France

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2. Cycling from Boulogne, through France & Spain to Gibraltar


3. Swimming from Gibraltar to Spain and back



Commencing on 26th June 2017, father and son team, Phil and Alex Pugh, will depart from Dungeness in Kent and kayak the 24 nautical miles to Boulogne in Northern France. Friends, Melissa and Clare, will join them on this leg of the Challenge, which should be completed in about 12 hours.

Phil and Alex, accompanied by friends Mike, Kate and Martin, with Steve also providing vehicle support, will then cycle to Gibraltar, a journey of over 1,300 miles. It is expected this leg of the journey will take approximately 2 weeks. The team will ride through France down to the Atlantic coast, where they will cross the Spanish border. The journey will continue through the centre of Spain to Gibraltar.

On arrival in Gibraltar, the pair will swim to Spain and back, a distance of some 19 miles, which is expected to be completed in around 13 hours.

Click here for the route map to see how the team are doing

Click here if you would like to donate and leave a good luck message for Phil, Alex and team


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Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Incredible Support in 2016

“A huge thank you to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and all their staff for raising an incredible £14,000 for Tiny Lives!  The whole team were involved in organising fantastic fundraising activities throughout 2016.  This significant donation means we can continue to provide the best possible care to help premature and sick babies in the North East.  The monies raised will pay for much needed developmental care aids to help 700 babies who every year spend weeks, sometimes months on the RVI Special Care Baby Unit.  We are extremely grateful to all at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.”

Unit Visit April 2016

Unit visit for IM staff and Kristy and Islay return to the special care baby unit


Back to the unit with the final donation

One of the events throughout 2016 was a sponsored toddle…

Toddle for Tiny Lives

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Toddle in aid of Tiny Lives over the Millennium Bridge..Colin Plews leads the toddle…….(pic Dave Charlton)

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Toddle in aid of Tiny Lives over the Millennium Bridge..Colin Plews leads the toddle…….(pic Dave Charlton)


The Tiny Lives Toddle over the Millennium Bridge.(L to R) Alice McHale 10, Islay Stuart 2 and Olivia McHale 7.........(pic Dave Charlton)

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Toddle in aid of Tiny Lives (L to R) Alice McHale 10, Islay Stuart 2 and Olivia McHale 7………(pic Dave Charlton)

All children received a certificate for taking part in the sponsored toddle




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Half way point – with some nice refreshments

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Will ‘The Warrior’ taking part in the toddle

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Islay enjoying her break before heading back to the start

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Charity Ball 2017

We are very excited to share all details about our charity ball this year, would you or your company like to attend and help Tiny Lives to keep supporting the babies,  families and staff on the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI…

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Tiny Lives Leaflet

To book your table or for more information, contact Christine Lindon at Lindon Events on or 07710 324215

If you are interested in coming along to our charity ball and you or your partner are looking for the perfect evening dress take a look at Designer Fit, Newcastle  they have kindly offered 10% off to all our guests who are looking to hire or purchase an evening dress for the ball.

Runners Get Colourful!


We hope that everyone who is taking on the Colour Obstacle Rush this weekend has an amazing time getting colourful for a good cause.

Thank You

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the runners who are taking on the course for Tiny Lives, having raised such an amazing amount already.

To see some of the teams and why they’re fundraising for Tiny Lives:

Team Devon’s Dream
Raising money in loving memory of Devon Cole Ward
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Olly’s Army
Raising money in honour of the time Oliver spent on the Special Care Baby Unit

Burnopfield Primary School
Staff are taking part in the run as part of the school fundraising for Tiny Lives throughout the whole year!

Team Kalma Baby
Staff are coming together to get competitive over this year’s run!
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1st For Fabrics


Thank you to all staff and customers at 1st For Fabrics who kindly support Tiny Lives all in respect of the owners grandson Rafa spending time on the special care baby unit in July 2015



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We need your HELP



We need your HELP, we are looking for 6 volunteers to help at a fundraising day in aid of Tiny Lives.

We are also looking for a baker who would kindly make some cakes for the cake stall.

Trinity Square, Gateshead have chosen Tiny Lives to be their local charity to support when they hold there One Great Day family event on Saturday 24th June, 11am – 4pm.

Could you offer some of your time to help volunteer on some of the stalls which will be there, craft, tombola and cake stall.

It will be full of fun including a kid’s comedian/magician who will be there all day to entertain the children and maybe the parents too, a Punch and Judy puppet show, a puppet-making workshop face painters and hopefully a hot dog van (or similar).

If you/your friends can help on 24th June, please e-mail

Thank you in advance!