The Sunshine Fund

Providing specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England, individuals, groups, registered organisations, special and mainstream schools and hospitals can ask for the Fund’s support to improve the lives of children with disabilities.

The Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund was founded in 1928 by King George V, he came to Newcastle to open the Tyne Bridge, while he was here he donated £15 to give underprivileged children a day out to the coast, the Evening Chronicle adopted the idea of giving to children in the area and the Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund was established.

“As Patrons of the Sunshine Fund we were honoured to meet some of the wonderful families whom have benefited from the fund. We are delighted to see the appeal we launched has reached the two thirds mark, so a huge thank you to the individuals and businesses who have raised the money to date.” – Anthony McPartlin

“But that’s not the end, there are more local children with disabilities that still need your support for much needed equipment to change their lives so please help us by pledging as much as you can.” – Declan Donnelly


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The Sunshine Fund has received support from the following celebrities listed on this site: