Newcastle Toy & Leisure Library

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Young Fundraisers

We would like to say a massive thank you to two of our young members, Lilith and Lexi who raised the fantastic amount of £455.47 by holding a series of sales, they made cakes to sell, decorated plant pots, held a plant sale and even had their gran involved making knitted tea cup cosy's.

This is a wonderful achievement and it is greatly appreciated.







The Swimathon was a huge success, it was a great day and everyone who came along to swim and support us had lots of fun.

Josef Craig came along to open the event, he brought along his Olympic Gold Medal, we had a chance to have our pictures taken with him and his medal!! Charlie Charlton our lovely patron came along to support us too and interviewed Josef. The interview was aired on the BBC breakfast show on Monday morning.

A massive thank you to all of the children and parents who swam for us, our aim was to swim the equivalent of the English Channel - 1351.5 lengths but we actually did twice that amount so swam to France and back to England in a couple of hours between us - which is an amazing achievement.

We are going to use the sponsorship money that has been raised to go towards our Summer Program. We will let you know our final total soon.

Thank you also to Nestle,Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Wilkinson's and Northumbria Water who all supported us with donations.

Here are some amazing photo's taken on the day - Enjoy.






Great North Run 2012

Susan Smith & Tracey Cockburn, mums of children who use our service are raising money for us by doing the Great North Run this year.  

Susan raised £401.00 and Tracey raised £10.00 a huge well done & thank you to them both,


Great North Swim for the Toy Library

A huge well done and thank you to Alex MacDonald and Fiona Bootle who successfully completed the Great North Swim on Sunday 24th June to raise funds for the Toy Library. This challenge involved swimming a mile across Lake Windermere, it is the UKs biggest outdoor swimming event and takes place over 3 days.

So far they have raised £590.00 for the Toy Library

Thank you


Coast to Coast Cycle for Toy Library

Nick Baucutt and his brother Russ have raised funds for us this year, by doing the coast to coast cylcle ride from Workington to Tynemouth which is 140 Miles!!! This is what Nick has to say

"My brother and I are cycling the Coast to Coast in July 2012 to help to raise money for The Newcastle Toy and Leisure Library. My family have been using this service for several years and Oliver and his two younger brothers really look forward to each session. As friends of this service, I am sure you agree that any financial support would really help the lives of other children and their families.

Nick and Russ raised an amazing £885.02 for us!!!!







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