Category Archive: Events
Are you a parent to a twin, triplet or quad? If so, you can help out with a new research study! Please see below for details and a short message from Dr Nicholas Embleton, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician:
We are conducting a study to find out about parents’ experiences when twins (or triplets, quads etc,) are transferred between hospitals, so we can better understand what it feels like. We are interested in the situation where the twins have to be cared for in a different hospital at the same time. This may be for a short period (e.g. a few hours) or might be for much longer (e.g. if one twin needed intensive care at another hospital, but there was no space for the other twin to be kept with them). Please follow the link below for more information or to contact the research team. Thank you. – Dr Nicholas Embleton
For more information and to get in contact with the research team, please click here.
LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING…
Take That Back to Where It All Began – 2nd November 2017, City Hall, Newcastle
TICKETS are now on sale for Take That Back to Where It All Began, hosted by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes.
On 2nd November 1992, Take That took to the stage of Newcastle City Hall for the opening night of their first ever tour.
Join us, 25 years to the day, to celebrate Take That’s music courtesy of the country’s top tribute acts and a very special performance by Grammy award winner and songwriter Eliot Kennedy, who penned the Take That track Everything Changes, as well as movie sound tracks, musicals and hits for Bryan Adams and the Spice Girls.
Featuring all the UK’s biggest, best and most authentic tribute acts, namely Re-Take That, Rob-B-Williams and the number one Gary Barlow lookalike, soundalike and performer Dan Hadfield this will be an evening of brilliant music and nostalgia from the most successful boy band in UK chart history.
Every penny generated from this 25th anniversary spectacular will go to the Tiny Lives Trust, to support sick and premature babies born at Newcastle’s RVI and their families.
Tickets on sale now, online, by phone or in person from the Theatre Royal box office only, NOT the Tiny Lives’ office.
Tickets from £27 are already selling very fast so don’t miss out.
To buy your tickets click here
The Tiny Lives Christmas Reunion 2017
10:30—14:00, Sunday 26 November
An annual event for graduates of the Special Care Baby Unit and their families to get together and celebrate (Recommended for children aged 7 and under).
Entry by Ticket only – £12 per family (max 2 adults)
Download a form below:
Tiny Lives Trust Christmas Reunion 2017
If you would like a form posted to you, email email@example.com or call us on 0191 230 2112.
Tickets go fast, so get your booking form in quickly!
We had a great day on Friday 11th August at the Millstone annual charity golf day in aid of Tiny Lives. Thank you to Mike Cramman who kindly organised the day along with a BBQ and presentation evening held at the Millstone Pub.
This year the golf day was held at Northumberland Golf Course and raised the amazing amount of £4247.27, which is double the amount raised in 2016. All of this is thanks to lots of people, including Northumberland Golf Course who accepted Tiny Lives as charity of the year and in turn provided the course free of charge for the day, as well as our wonderful golf players who paid an entry fee for a 4 ball, and who purchased a raffle envelope. We also had great support from many companies who sponsored tee holes and donated raffle prizes and as well as supporters making donations on the day.
We also like to say thank you to Tesco Bank for allowing one of their employees to volunteer for the day – Thank you Cath you did a great job getting all the golfers registered for the day.
Special guests at the presentation evening… Katy Bell now 8 years old, born 28 weeks at 2lbs 12oz and Ave Mullarkey now 12 years old, born 28 weeks at 2lbs 12oz. Who would have thought Katy and Ave could have fitted in to a Claire’s Nest or one of the little nappies (above)
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…
To book your table or for more information, contact Christine Lindon at Lindon Events on Christine@lindonevents.com 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.
Do you like a round of golf? if so and you would like to support Tiny Lives or if you are not that keen on the game but would still like to support the day, why not sponsor a hole for £30
We would like to thank Mike Cramman who is kindly organising the golf day for the 4th year running all in aid of Tiny Lives, to the sponsors below, to all teams who have entered so far and not forgetting everyone who has donated a prize to make it possible for a raffle to take place.
Northumberland Golf Club
Millstone Pub, Gosforth
Pig n Mix Sweet Company
Tiny Lives helps babies survive and thrive…
The Tiny Lives Charity Ball on Saturday 15 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle. It’s our biggest fundraising event and helps 700+ families each year whose baby, born too tiny and too soon, has to spend critical weeks, sometimes months, on the RVI Special Care Baby Unit.
It promises to be a glittering occasion and tables and individual seats are available so you can invite guests, enjoy your staff party, or come with friends. We also have some great sponsorship opportunities.
If you are unable to join us this year please do consider supporting our work by donating a prize. From a bottle of wine or a voucher, to a VIP box at an event, your donation makes a difference.
You can see how your support helps families on the RVI Special Care Baby Unit in our short video here. We will of course acknowledge your donation on our website and to our 11,000+ followers on social media.
Wheelchair Steve’s Metro 60 Charity Challenge
The Metro 60 Charity Challenge will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 with a target to raise £60,000 for 11 charities based in the North East of England.
Steve Wilkinson (“WheelchairSteve“), assisted by Paul Lawton and Phil Pugh, will board the 6.04AM train from Newcastle Airport Metro Station. They will get off at Callerton moments later, where they will wait until next train arrives and board that train. This process will continue at each station until all 60 Tyne & Wear Metro Stations have been visited.
It is estimated that, allowing for breaks, the entire Metro 60 Charity Challenge will take about 15 hours, so it’s expected to finish at St. James’ at around 9.00 – 9.30pm.
Click here to help Steve reach his target and support 11 charities in the North East
We’re inviting businesses, community groups, pubs, sports teams, etc to donate £100 or more for a Metro station of their choice to help us reach our £60,000 target to be shared between the 11 North East Charities.
For every £100 donation received, Your business or group logo and a link to your website will feature on the appropriate Metro station page on Steve’s website (until September 2016).
You business/group will also be mentioned in regular daily tweets/posts on Twitter/Facebook until the end of April when the Challenge takes place.
£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 🙂
Everyone at Tiny Lives would like to say a massive thank you to all our runners who took part in the run on Sunday, it was great to see everyone who came back to the charity marquee for refreshments. We would also like to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers Andrew, Jill, Ria, Angie and Gordon. We also had a lovely visit from Alice (above) who was on the SCBU in 2014