Archive: Feb 2020

Trinity Square Gateshead runs ‘Teddy Bear Appeal’ in aid of Tiny Lives

Teddy Bear Appeal (Feb 2020) Email Footer

Trinity Square Gateshead, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is supporting the Tiny Lives Trust by collecting teddy bears for a pawsome fundraising tombola this summer!

They are looking for bears of all shapes and sizes for the event, promising them loving new homes – all whilst raising money for Tiny Lives. Bears can be posted or dropped of to:

The Marketing Department
Management Suite
7 Trinity Square

The bears will be used as part of Trinity Square’s One Great Day event, which features live music, entertainment, fun stalls and more! The event is always popular and Trinity Square have once again kindly pledged to raise money for Tiny Lives during the day – they truly are wonderful supporters of the charity and the Neonatal Unit.

Bears must be posted/dropped off by 1st June. For more information on donating, or on One Great Day, please visit Trinity Square’s Facebook Page.


Comedy Night in aid of Tiny Lives promises Funny Fundraising!

Comedy Benefit Poster (Calvin Lawson, 2020) TW

On 14th April at 7pm, The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle will be taken over for a special gig in aid of the Tiny Lives Trust and The Sick Children’s Trust – courtesy of kind supporter Calvin Lawson.

Calvin has put together a night of guaranteed laughs with a whole host of comedy talents taking part, including: Gavin Webster, Joby Mageean, Anja Atkinson and Anna Thomas. The gig will start at 8.30pm and will be hosted by Matt Reed.

Calvin was inspired to put together this event after his baby daughter Lily was born prematurely, spending 4 months on the RVI Neonatal Unit.

Tickets for this event are just £10 each, if you would be interested in buying one please email

Calvin is also looking for prize donations for a raffle that will be taking place on the night. If you would be interested in contributing a prize, please get in touch using the email address above.


The Golf Day in aid of Tiny Lives returns for 2020!

Golf Day 2018

Calling all golfers! The Annual Golf Day in aid of Tiny Lives is back for 2020 and will be taking place at Gosforth Golf Club on Friday 12th June.

Organised again by dedicated Tiny Lives supporter Mike Cramman, the day promises to be a lot of fun – with plenty of prizes to be won for the more competitive golfers! Individual prizes on the day include:

  • Best Team
  • Best Individual score (Male and Female)
  • Nearest the Pin
  • Longest Drive

First Tee is at 9am, and entry is £30 per person or £120 per team. Refreshments will be available on the day.

If you’re interested in taking part, please visit the event page to contact Mike directly.

Golf Day 2020


Research Opportunity: Lung Function Study

Research Volunteers Wanted (Lung Study Feb 2020) TW

Tiny Lives have recently supported research that includes a study into lung function and respiratory health in children born prematurely, which is being carried out by medical professionals at the RVI in Newcastle. In order to progress this study, the research team need your help!

The team are looking for volunteers aged 11-15 years old, who were born at less than 32 weeks gestation to take part in this research. It doesn’t matter whether or not they needed breathing support or were on oxygen as a baby.

The study involves two visits for the volunteers, which will take around an hour each:

  • The first visit is to the RVI where they will do some basic breathing tests to look at how the lungs are working.
  • The second is to Sport Central at Northumbria University where they will monitor breathing during a short period (up to 10 minutes) of cycling.

If your child is interested in taking part, please get in touch with for more information.

Thank you!