ONE fantastic campaign! Tees Valley Community Foundation wish 08 Cash For Your Community.
198 groups registered...
Over 3 million tokens collected...
A big well done!
WELL DONE to all you token collectors.
Thanks to your valiant efforts you managed to put together a pile so huge it took our staff days to wade through them all.
You cut out a mighty 3,074,114 tokens from your Evening Gazettes throughout the course of our Wish campaign.
And today, after the huge job of counting every single one of them, we can reveal how much money each group and organisation managed to make through the efforts of all those who helped.
The top group has raised a massive 143,830 tokens which earns them more than pounds 1,400.
And lots of others did extremely well too.
All of our top ten groups, featured on these pages, raised more than pounds 400.
And more than 100 topped the magic pounds 100 figure.
Our special supplement today outlines the amazing amount of work and commitment so many of you put into helping the communities you are involved in.
And it makes the Evening Gazette - and our wonderful sponsor Tees Valley Community Foundation - happy to dish out pounds 30,000 to support those heartwarming, energetic and dedicated efforts.
The money will be shared by 198 groups who registered and went on to save tokens. They range from sports clubs to schools, from music groups to old people's organisations, from scouts and brownies to juvenile jazz bands, from carers to children's charities.
Our Wish campaign was set up to make Every Token Count. We asked you to save up your tokens every night and then we promised to give you a share of the kitty, depending on how many you and your supporters had saved.
Every one of those on our Wish list is a fully deserving cause. And this has been reflected by the response from the public. As well as the groups saving tokens for themselves, many have been supported by Teessiders who cut out the tokens from their Gazettes and sent them on to a charity of their choice.
This campaign touches the very heartbeat of Teesside, with more than 3,000,000 tokens being carefully snipped from the pages of this newspaper - each one of them done so lovingly, for a worthy cause.
And those who didn't manage to save many tokens have at least earned a small amount of money which will help them in some way.
But every penny comes of the kind intentions of those who helped collect.
So, once again, WELL DONE to all of you involved in our registered groups and organisations. And a huge thanks to all who saved tokens.
We hope this campaign will help some of your WISHES to come true.
Now read on, to see how your group fared...
-Darren Thwaites, Editor
ZOE'S PLACE BABY HOSPICE
ZOE'S Place is a home from home for babies who have life limiting or terminal illnesses, and special needs of varying degrees. Taking up to six infants at any one time and offering support and accommodation for the family, we believe life is precious no matter how long it lasts.
WE set up our charity Abbie's Love in January 2007 in memory of our beautiful daughter Abbie Jane Clarke. She was 10 years old. Abbie went to sleep on December 1, 2006. She had epilepsy. We decided to call the charity Abbie's Love as she loved everyone she met. The charity has 14 members and we have raised pounds 37,000 doing charity walks, charity nights, dick derby raffles, car boot sales and many other things. The money we raise is going to research into epilepsy and to help children in the North-east. The money will be sent to St James Cook University Hospital.
HOG HAVEN HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY, REDCAR
SINCE 1989 Hog Haven has cared for more than 1,400 ailing hedgehogs. The sanctuary received awards in 2003 and 2004 and was proud to be placed fourth in last year's Wish campaign. Annual running costs are pounds 4,000. The sanctuary's motto is "Where there's life there's hope" and no hedgehog is refused care. Pictured right is Lynne Appleby who has dedicated her life caring for hedgehogs.
ERIMUS CENTRE ASSOCIATION
WE are a small registered charity which raises funds for adults with learning disabilities in Middlesbrough. People who benefit from the charity are aged 18 upwards, and have different levels of learning disability, plus some people have a physical disability, and there are also people with autism. Fundraising for small charities becomes more difficult.
CLEVELAND SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM
THE Cleveland Search and Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation. It exists to help save lives and assist injured and distressed people in the area of the North York Moors National Park. In the 42 years of its existence the team has been involved in assisting at well over 1,000 incidents.
ST ALPHONSUS' RC PRIMARY SCHOOL
ST Alphonsus' RC Primary School is based in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. We are trying to raise funds to provide play equipment for our outdoor play areas, which are very bare.
SALTBURN ANIMAL RESCUE ASSOCIATION
OUR mission is rescuing and rooming animals and to endeavour to educate the public on the care, welfare and responsible ownership of pets. Our future plans at Foxrush Farm are to build more kennels, a cattery, an education centre and wildlife conservation projects.
HOLISTIC CANCER CARE CENTRE
THE Holistic Cancer Care Centre is a self-funding charity offering complementary therapies, support and information to cancer patients and carers across the region. It provides a quiet haven in the heart of a busy hospital where people can relax, talk about what they are feeling and receive help with the side effects of their cancer treatment.
THE JESSICA JEWEL TRUST
JESSICA Harrison lost her battle with kidney cancer at the age of seven in 2007. Her parents, Karen and Andy Harrison of Redcar, launched The Jessica Jewel Trust with the aim of raising pounds 20,000 for a caravan at Haggerston Castle - Jessica's favourite holiday park - for children with cancer. The holiday home will be for families with youngsters on the Children's Cancer Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
CHRIST THE KING RC PRIMARY
OUR new nursery is well on its way. It's getting nearer every day. We helped buy the bricks - pounds 5 each we had to pay. But now there's no money left for outdoor play. We need bats, balls, bikes - anything will do. Please help make our wishes come true.
1ST BILLINGHAM GUIDES
We are trying to update our hall built in 1964. Rainbows, Brownies and the Trefoil also use it, learning new crafts, activities and making new friends while having fun. We would like to replace the heating.
1ST BROTTON GUIDES
Guides are aged between 10-14 years. We have 20 Guides in our unit with three adult helpers. We meet once a week and do activities that look at issues concerning the environment, self-esteem, our health and the community. Most of all we have fun. We depend solely on subscriptions paid by parents. Last year the money raised from Wish tokens collected by friends and relatives went towards camp equipment for our unit and we had our first camp together this year, which was great fun.
1ST BROTTON RAINBOW GUIDES
Rainbow Guides are the youngest members of Girlguiding UK, aged from five to seven years. We have 15 Rainbows in our unit with three adult helpers and two young leaders. We meet once a week and enjoy crafts, games and learning about other Rainbows, Brownies and Guides all over the world. We depend solely on subscriptions paid by parents. Last year the money raised from Wish tokens went towards our summer trip to Big Sheep Little Cow at Bedale. The Rainbows had a wonderful time and even gave the pig a wash.
1ST FAIRFIELD SCOUT GROUP
1st Fairfield Scout Group was founded in 1944 and includes all of the sections of scouting, from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts to Young/Adult Leaders. We rely solely on volunteers. We have our own headquarters in Fairfield which is now in need of refurbishment.
1ST MARSKE & NEW MARSKE 'BARN OWLS' SCOUT GROUP
The 1st Marske and New Marske 'Barn owls' Scout Group needs to raise enough money to send its Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to a summer event in 2009. We are a group consisting of more than 120 young people from six to 16 years old and it is our hope to be able to give most, if not all of these boys and girls an adventure to be remembered.
1ST MARSKE GIRLS BRIGADE
1st Marske Girls Brigade will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. We have 15 girls and six affiliated boy members. This summer we enjoyed our fifth joint weekend camp in York and have eight members currently completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's award
1ST NORTON SCOUT GROUP
The 1st Norton Scout Group is celebrating its centenary year. We need extra funds for outdoor activity equipment, which will help the young members gain experience with survival, cooking and camping skills.
2ND BROTTON BROWNIES
2nd Brotton Brownies is a village-based unit of 24 girls aged between seven and 10. We meet every week during term time, undertaking a wide programme of activities including badge work, interest badges, baking, art work and are also involved in the community - carol singing in aged persons homes, raising money for other charities and attending church.
2ND HARTBURN SCOUT GROUP
2nd Hartburn Scout Group started in 1959. Scouting is fun but some of our activities can be expensive. We cater for children from varying backgrounds so money raised is to help ensure scouting continues to be accessible to everyone regardless of the cost for another 50 years at least.
2ND NORMANBY (ST GEORGE'S) SCOUT GROUP
2nd Normanby (St George's) Scout Group has a Beaver, Cub and Scout Section for boys and girls aged six to 14. All sections take part in exciting activities often leading to badges and achievement awards. New members are always welcome. For further information please visit our website www.2ndnormanbyscouts.ik.com
2ND SALTBURN BROWNIES
The 22 Brownies, aged from seven to 10, collected tokens to buy a bag of sporting equipment which includes a parachute, bats and balls and hula hoops. They meet every Tuesday and the girls play games and work towards badges and plan trips away like camping. They always raise money for charity and the money the girls get from Wish will go towards putting on fundraising events to help a children's charity.
3RD TEESVILLE BROWNIES
Our girls have varying abilities and backgrounds. We offer all girls equal opportunities to experience fun, friendship and confidence-building activities regardless of background and family circumstances. We hope to have a Brownie holiday next summer open to all.
9TH REDCAR BROWNIES
We enjoy doing things like going on trips to the Life Centre at Newcastle. We also love learning new songs and games from different Brownie packs around the world. Extra funds are also welcome to enable us to persue different outdoor activities.
15TH MIDDLESBROUGH TRINITY METHODIST GUIDES
We invite all to our weekly meetings, organising activities that the girls may not otherwise experience. We help them to gain life and social skills while having fun. We encourage consideration of others, respect others' opinions and activities with others. We arrange holidays, providing opportunities they would not otherwise have.
21ST MIDDLESBROUGH SCOUT GROUP
The aim of the 21st Middlesbrough Scout Group is to contribute to the development of young people in their social and intellectual skills and to help them gain a fuller experience of life. The group is always seeking funds to upgrade its equipment and to subsidise the cost of transport for outdoor activities such as camps, pack holidays and expeditions.
53RD MIDDLESBROUGH SCOUT GROUP
We meet every Friday evening in Easterside Primary School during term times and our aim is to help young people between the ages of six and 14 to achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. Our young people are in three age ranges - six to eight years (Beaver Scouts), eight to 10.5 years (Cub Scouts) 10.5-14 years (Scouts). They play games and do practical work and learn to work as a team. They go camping, walking and do other outside activities. We are subsidised and have to raise pounds 2,500 a year to pay for hire of the school and other costs. All our leaders and helpers are volunteers.
We are a group of parents hoping to raise much-needed extra funds for our children's primary school (Avenue School Social Initiative Supporting Together) parents' association). We were delighted with the money raised from last year's Wish campaign, thanks to the tremendous support from the pupils and their families.
ACE YOUTH CLUB
We are a volunteer based group running a youth club for five to 11-year-old children in the Gresham area. We have between 20-30 children weekly and are always looking for funding to enable us to keep up with craft supplies and take children out on trips
ALBANY YOUTH CENTRE
Our youth club is open five nights a week. It is somewhere warm, bright and welcoming for our children and youths to hang out in Norton. Our friendly youth workers always have a caring attitude, while providing many activities - for example pool, computers, music and the occasional trip out.
Beechwood Primary accommodates children aged three to 11. The Wish tokens will be used towards the purchase of equipment for our children
BELLE VUE CARE HOME RESIDENTS GARDEN CLUB
We wish to increase the wildlife in our gardens and in our neighbourhood. We take part in the RSPB survey and would like bird and bat boxes and a camera so we can see all the birds hatching. We also like to grow plants to encourage bees, butterflies and small mammals.
BILLINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1951, it consists of 40 amateur singers who enjoy rehearsals and concerts. To take part in a Choral Spectacular in Newcastle City Hall next year, new music must be ordered and will be very expensive.
BILLINGHAM RUFC - UNDER 12 YOUTH TEAM
Our team put 110% effort into their rugby but I am estimating this team will increase with this age group starting senior school and they introduce rugby. We are raising money for new team strips, but also raise funds towards the Jack Smith Appeal. Jack has sustained a broken neck injury through playing rugby and is wheelchair bound.
BILLINGHAM RUGBY CLUB UNDER-15s
Last year the club used their Wish money to buy new tracksuits and will be hoping to do something similar this year.
BILLINGHAM SWIMMING CLUB
Members are aged from three to 80 years. We are a self-funding voluntary club. We teach non-swimmers through to competitive standard. Among our achievements, five members competed at the English Nationals and four are on the England Talent Swim Scheme and one on the Olympic 2012 Scheme.
BILLINGHAM TOWN FC UNDER 15s
Billingham Town are a group of boys. They prefer football instead of toys Through the game they've made friends for life Raising funds through toil and strife Playing abroad they'd hate to miss And will be able to do so, if you grant their wish.
BILLINGHAM TOWN FC UNDER 16s
Billingham Town Under 16s Football Club has been invited to play in a football tournament in Holland in August 2009. We are raising funds to ensure all the players can attend the tournament.
Our mission is to enable people who are blind and partially-sighted to achieve equality and realise their full potential. We provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of blind people. Sight loss can lead to despair and isolation and we believe we can make a difference to their lives.
BOROUGH OF STOCKTON SWIM SCHEME
BOSSS provides swimmers from this area with coaching and facilities allowing them to compete at the highest levels. BOSSS has produced regional, national, British and World Championship medallists and Olympians. We raise funds so we can continue to provide an environment that allows our swimmers to reach their full potential
BOWESFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Last year, young filmmakers became schoolroom Spielbergs after collecting tokens to buy new state-of-the-art equipment. Pupils and staff at Bowesfield Primary, in Stockton, signed up again to the Wish campaign to raise more money for the school.
BRAMBLES PRIMARY SCHOOL
Brambles Primary is an inclusive school in Middlesbrough. The staff are committed to providing every child with a quality education and giving them a wide variety of experience. Brambles has a positive ethos and we work in partnership with the parents, governors and the wider community. Money raised will be used to support enrichment activities for all children in school.
We are a voluntary, self-supporting, exercise group to help and encourage sufferers and their carers. We meet in Southlands Leisure Centre each Tuesday under the supervision of a qualified fitness instructor and respiratory nurse.
BRECKON HILL GARDENING CLUB
BURLAM ROAD CARE HOME
BUTTERWICK HOUSE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
CAEDMON PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are keen to continually improve and structure our children's playtimes. We see the pleasure that the children get out of having playtime equipment and are keen to provide as much as possible. However, because the equipment is so popular it requires continual replenishment.
CARERS TOGETHER IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND
Carers Together is an organisation providing support and information to carers of partners, relatives and friends. We have a telephone helpline for caring inquiries and a dedicated team of development workers to discuss caring issues. We also provide information through our resource library and website www.carerstogether-rc.org.uk
CENTRAL DISTRICT GIRL GUIDES
We are part of the Girl Guiding Association for the benefit of the children of Ragworth and Central Stockton aged between 6 to 16. We aim to share the guiding aims of fun and friendship in weekly meetings, pack holidays and camp.
CHALONER PRIMARY SCHOOL PTFA
Chaloner Primary School PTFA was established in 2006 with the aim of raising money for the benefit of the children, while holding events involving the children, such as discos and our annual summer fair. We strive to put the 'fun' back into fundraising.
CHARLTONS COMMUNITY CENTRE
A small committee running the village hall at Charltons, near Guisborough, serving local residents with functions and various activities. It is available for hire for a small charge and serves as a meeting place for the nearby community. We need to raise funds for the upkeep of the hall for both maintenance and running costs.
CHILD DEAF YOUTH PROJECT
An organisation that brings deaf and hearing impaired children together at a weekly youth club, with activities such as swimming, self-defence, orienteering. They also have outings in school holidays. The CDYP covers all the Tees Valley for children aged five to 17. Most of the children attend mainstream school and this for many is their only chance to get together with their deaf friends.
CHILDREN OF HANDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Handale Primary School is situated in Loftus on the edge of Redcar and Cleveland. We need support to provide coaches for educational trips to broaden our children's experience. A visit to the theatre, an art gallery or science museum which can be taken for granted by some is a "wish" for our children
CLEVELAND ALZHEIMER'S RESIDENTIAL CENTRE LTD
Our charity provides high quality specialist residential and day care for people with Alzheimer's disease and associated dementias. The ethos throughout the two 38-bedded homes in Stockton and specialist day centre in Guisborough is to provide a comfortable and homely environment to create stimuli and a chance to socialise.
CLEVELAND JUNIORS UNDER 9s
Cleveland Juniors Under 9s are an up-and-coming football team trying to raise funds for equipment. We are also fundraising for a chance to go to a football tournament in Skegness, which will give them more experience and a chance to better themselves.
CLEVELAND MILITAIRES JUVENILE JAZZ BAND
CLEVELAND YOUTH CLUB FOR THE SIGHT IMPAIRED, TEESSIDE SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND
The youth club is a charitable, non-profit making, self-funding club, providing a venue where the children who are blind or partially-sighted can socialise and do things that able-bodied children take for granted, such as trips to the park, swimming, sailing and holidays away from home.
Our aim is 1.
COULBY NEWHAM JFC UNDER 11s
We are a local football team who play in the TJFA. We put a lot of effort into making the game fun and encourage the players to express themselves and plan the game and respect officials. We would love to take the team to Blackpool for a national tournament next May.
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE
Cruse exists to promote the wellbeing of anyone bereaved by death to enable people to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Cruse provides direct support services for clients, information, education and training services in bereavement issues for everyone as well as training and development for volunteers and staff.
Darlington Asylum Seekers Drop-In Centre is a new group, providing a meeting place to make friends and relax. Second-hand clothes and household items are available as well as help with English. We aim to help meet people's needs or point to someone who can.
EAST CLEVELAND BELLS JUNIOR JAZZ BAND
The band was among those to benefit in the first Wish campaign.
EAST CLEVELAND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HOME
The Ann Charlton Lodge is a care home for sufferers of multiple sclerosis. It has provision for 23 residents, with two beds kept for respite. We are hoping to replace our minibus, which is reaching the end of its life. The minibus is used for outings and for transporting residents to essential appointments.
EGGLESCLIFFE PARISH CHURCH
We are raising funds to make our beautiful medieval church in Egglesciffe village suitable for the needs of the 21st century. We have already improved the internal layout and lighting but now need to build a small extension to contain an equal-access toilet, storage facilities and a new boiler.
EMMANUEL YOUTH PROJECT
We are a not-for-profit organisation benefiting the community in the Tees Valley. Emmanuel Youth Project exists for the benefit of the children (four-13) of Saltburn. By employing a full-time worker and a full time international volunteer, we aim to bring LIFE - spiritual, emotional, physical - to this town. We run cafes, clubs, and school activities and provide mentoring for young people.
ESSANYU - THE NUNTHORPE HELP AFRICA APPEAL
Essanyu links with Ndekye School, Uganda, to create cultural, academic and social understanding between two communities. Visiting Ndekye will broaden our experiences, enabling us to think and act with sensitivity to others' needs, cultural beliefs and education. Essanyu means happiness in Luganda. We aim to bring happiness to everyone involved.
ESTON AND AYTON JUDO CLUB
Eston and Ayton Judo Club has four coaches and teaches students age four to adulthood. The coaches run the club voluntarily and take students and their parents to competitions. New mats and equipment are bought by fundraising, this also enables us to run competitions at our judo club.
FACT stands for Fun Activity and Christian Teaching. We provide a safe environment for young people aged 11-18 from the Gresham, Newport and Cannon Park area of Middlesbrough to meet and play games. There is no charge for the those who attend.
Families Talking provides support for couples and families affected by separation or divorce. We have a mediation service that helps to resolve problems by agreement, avoids involving the courts and reduces conflict. Our counselling service helps children who are having difficulty coping with the changes in their family life.
Families of Children on the Autistic Spectrum is a parent-led support group. Autism is often seen as a "hidden" disability, causing much anxiety to many parents, especially in public places.
Fresh Expressions is part of St Mary's Church, Acklam for children aged seven to 14. We use drama, music, craft and team games, along with some religious input, to help our children grow into well-rounded adults. We would like to buy some computer equipment so our children can start making a magazine to be distributed around Acklam.
FRIENDS OF BADER PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are a small but active group of parents, grandparents and staff who aim to raise funds and organise fun events for the benefit of pupils of Bader Primary School and their families. We hope to buy outdoor play equipment.
FRIENDS OF BERWICK HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are a dedicated group of parents, grandparents, staff and volunteers who hold fundraising events throughout the year. All money raised goes towards projects relating to the pupils.
FRIENDS OF CHANDLERS RIDGE
Friends of Chandlers Ridge is a group of parents and teachers who help to raise funds for the primary school. Fundraising evenings such as fashion shows, children's discos, family quiz nights and family race nights are among the ways in which funds have been raised. The funds raised so far have been used to purchase playground furniture, a sewing machine for costume-making, funding artists to work with the children and also help to fund healthy living week.
FRIENDS OF FREEBROUGH
We are a recently-formed small informal group of family, staff and friends of the college. We aim to raise funds for the benefit of the students by organising charitable events here at Freebrough. Students will be able to 'bid' for funding through our Dragons' Den style panel.
FRIENDS OF GLENEAGLES (F.R.O.G.S)
Friends of Gleneagles (F.R.O.G.S) raise funds to benefit disabled children living in the Middlesbrough area. We organise and fund family outings and events. We also contribute towards the purchase and upkeep of a minibus and help provide some toys, equipment and outings to Gleneagles Resource Centre and its associated groups.
FRIENDS OF GUISBOROUGH FOREST & WALKWAY
Support the rangers at Guisborough Forest Walkways, promoting and improving educational and recreational facilities and resources; and encouraging the use of the countryside by a wide spectrum of people. To help in the management of the site in a way that will conserve and enhance the natural historic environment.
FRIENDS OF HUMMERSEA PRIMARY
FRIENDS OF JUNCTION FARM PTA
Friends of Junction Farm is the PTA of Junction Farm Primary School and consists of parents, staff and friends of the school. We work together organising fun events for pupils and families such as discos, fetes and competitions. We have raised money for a stage, toys, games and leavers' mugs.
FRIENDS OF ST MARK'S ELM TREE
Friends of Marks Elm Tree is a charity that supports the school. It is run by volunteers, raising money by organising events such as fairs, cake stalls and a big sleep-over every summer. We use the money to provide things that the school cannot afford and we also pay for trips and visits for children whose parents are unable to pay.
FRIENDS OF REDCAR CEMETERY
We are a community group formed by residents to improve Redcar Cemetery. We have renewed the entrance gates and ornamental window, opened up flowerbeds, funded or found funding for six new seats. We have asked the council to renew the fencing around the middle and end sections, erected a stone plaque to 150 babies in unmarked graves to enable relatives to be able to pay their respects for the first time. We have produced six newsletters and reinstated a half moon memorial garden which will be dedicated to those who lost their lives at sea.
THE FRIENDS OF ST MARGARET'S WAY CHILDREN'S HOME
We are a registered charity that fundraises to provide outings, new play equipment and finance to keep the home's minibus on the road. St Margaret's Way is a respite care home for children up to 18 years old, who have physical or learning disabilities.
FRIENDS OF ST THOMAS MORE PRIMARY SCHOOL
2008 is the National Year of Reading. To help promote reading further, St Thomas More Primary School wishes for a computerised library system. The new system will mean books are organised, easier to find and keep track of when taken home and help make all the children great readers.
FRIENDS OF STAGESTRUCK
We are a group of parents raising funds to allow a troupe of dancers aged five to 14 to travel to Paris to participate in an exciting Disneyland dance show. Money raised will help towards travel and accommodation costs. These dedicated boys and girls spend many hours rehearsing and would love to achieve their Disney dream.
FRIENDS OF STEWART PARK
The Friends of Stewart Park are volunteers who work in partnership with park managers to monitor the restoration and development. We assist in the promotion of the park as a major attraction, help staff with work within the park, such as seasonal plantings and clear-ups, and undertake long term projects.
FRIENDS OF THORNTREE CEMETERIES
The Friends group was set up to work with the local authority to improve the facilities and surroundings in both Thorntree cemeteries. We hope to engage with local schools and encourage young people to get actively involved with improvements within the cemeteries. We are hoping that through interaction and awareness local kids will have more respect for the cemeteries and the people who visit.
GIRL GUIDING TEES WEST DIVISION
Girls from five years participate in a fun and challenging programme that includes crafts, games, outdoor activities, trips and holidays. 2010 is the Centenary of Girl Guiding and the Division is hoping to hold special celebratory events. Fundraising events like bag-packing and coffee mornings are planned, but any additional funding will enhance the opportunities for the girls.
GIRLGUIDING MARSKE AND NEW MARSKE DISTRICT
GLASTONBURY HOUSE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
This is a newly-formed group that hopes to provide social inclusion equipment, stationery and day trips to the coast and the country from this sheltered accommodation. We are collecting tokens for the disabled and elderly living in the tower block to make their lives that bit better.
We are a non-profit-making registered charity which aims to provide a safe and secure environment for the children who attend the playgroup. We value all the children as individuals and promote a stimulating environment with activities and learning opportunities through play and development.
GLEN CREDIT UNION
GLEN Credit Union is a profit-sharing, financial co-operative, owned and controlled by its members. It aims to encourage members to save regularly at weekly collection points, provides loans to members at a low rate of interest and provides help and support on managing financial affairs.
GO SPORT CONYERS
Go Sport is a community sports project that runs on evenings, weekends and holidays at Conyers School, Yarm. It aims to create a wide range of sports and recreation opportunities for all ages. Go Sport is a not-for-profit organisation. All income goes back in to support the project.
GREAT AYTON TOURIST INFORMATION
Great Ayton Tourist Information is open every day from Easter to October, offering a high quality and welcoming service. Leaflets from a wide variety of tourist attractions are available. We are self-funded and hold regular fundraising events.
GREEN GATES PRIMARY SCHOOL
Green Gates Primary School Council wants to help improve our school even further. Our friends voted us to be the School Council and we are asked to make decisions with our headteacher to make our school a better place.
GRENFELL YOUTH CLUB
The Grenfell Youth Club is a place for adults and children of varying abilities and ages to develop social and communication skills through leisure activities. The club is open five nights a week, Monday and Friday evenings for 14 years and over, Tuesday for 16 years and over, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for six-16 years.
GUISBOROUGH CHEERLEADING TEAM
Guisborough Cheerleading Team, a.k.a. the 'Pumas' were formed three months ago by coach Tara Jemson. We have performed at events such as Party In The Priory, Guisborough Get Together and, most recently, Middlesbrough's 10k run Tees Pride run where we were received very well.
GUISBOROUGH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Guisborough Town FC was rescued from near-oblivion in November 2005. We have now generated junior, ladies' and men's senior football competing in Northern, Wearside, Teesside Junior Alliance and North Riding Ladies leagues. We have Under-10 to Under-18 teams in TJFA plus senior football.
HAPPY TALK (SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH STROKES)
HARDWICK IN PARTNERSHIP LTD
Hardwick in Partnership Ltd is a community-based charity, working with the residents of Hardwick and surrounding areas. The charity runs the HYPE Youth Project and produces the Hardwick Today free newspaper as well as bringing together local agencies to provide training opportunities, job search, advocacy and advice to local residents.
HELPING HANDS FOR YOU
The group, which cares for the elderly and disabled, wants help to run two minibuses used for transport to and from events. A total of pounds 5,000 is needed for one bus and to operate a Wednesday lunch club and coffee morning at Newcomen Methodist Church. But more money could mean it opening another service for more people at Zetland Park Methodist Church, Redcar.
HOLME HOUSE VISITORS CENTRE SOCIETY
Holme House Visitors' Centre Society was established in 1992 when HMP Holme first opened. The society provides guidance, support, advice and information to the families of prisoners. The majority of the Visitors' Centre staff are volunteers.
HURWORTH GRANGE MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP
We are the only mother and toddler group in our village. We bring mums together for a chat and help children interact and make friends. Our group relies on toy donations.
INGS FARM NEWSPAPER CLUB
Ings Farm Primary School aims to ensure that all its pupils are well-rounded individuals.
Children at the school undertake a wide variety of different projects. One of these has been the school newspaper club. This has enabled them to produce a page for the Schools' Gazette featured in the Evening Gazette. They would now like to develop these skills further and produce a newspaper to be distributed to the local community. The children have raised half the funding needed through a variety of initiatives, including last year's Wish Campaign.
KADER FC B UNDER-10s
We are a local Under-10s (B) football team which has just been promoted to the second division. We are hoping to go to a tournament in May 2009 and any help would be much appreciated.
We are Kader Under-11s and we would like to raise money for new training equipment. Our lads all work really hard come rain or snow and they all give 100%.
KILTON THORPE SCHOOL
Kilton Thorpe is a special school catering for pupils between three to 19 years with a range of special needs. We are fundraising to update the sensory equipment in our hydrotherapy pool - used by pupils and adults in the community with special needs
LANGBAURGH THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY
We are a small group of volunteers who provide a series of monthly theatre organ concerts, aimed primarily at older residents, at the James Finegan Municipal Hall, Eston on Sunday afternoons, attracting more than 100 people. Work is done by our technical team on a volunteer basis. Our running expenses include publicity, hall hire and professional artist fees. We have the lowest concert admission charges in the United Kingdom and try to keep this low level to be of benefit to our senior citizens. We are non-profit making.
LEVEN AFC UNDER 8S
LINGDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
LINGFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
We would like help to buy games and activities which can be used by children during indoor, wet playtimes. The games currently used have seen better days and this would be an opportunity for staff from nursery through to Y6 to update and replace equipment in their areas.
LINTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL
MANDALE MILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
MARSKE & REDCAR ST JOHN AMBULANCE
Marske and Redcar St John Ambulance was formed more than 60 years ago and the headquarters built by members 35 years ago. It now needs renovation.
MARSKE COMMUNITY POP-IN
We are a group of volunteers who provide a weekly pop-in for over 50s, living alone or couples, to have a hot meal or snack, meet new people and go on regular outings. We fund these activities with raffles and tombolas throughout the year.
MARTON FC UNDER 13s
Last year the Wish appeal helped us to achieve our dream of playing in a tournament in Spain. This year, it's back to basics. We need new kit and equipment, and we'll be swapping Barcelona for Blackpool.
MARTON FOOTBALL CLUB UNDER 9S
We hope to raise funds to buy a training kit. We are normally funded by parents who boost the club's finances by holding fundraising events such as race nights and selling raffle tickets on match days.
MARTON FC UNDER 7s.
MARTON HALL DRIVE FC UNDER 10s
MIDDLESBROUGH & DISTRICT EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP
A small independent group with funds raised from a Sabic donation, Arriva charity football match, the Wish Appeal 2007 and a raffle for MFC pennant have helped support a nurse at Leeds Met University to study Epilepsy Care. We want to raise funds for another nurse in 2009 to improve epilepsy awareness.
MIDDLESBROUGH GYMNASTICS CLUB
As a newly-formed gymnastics club based at Ormesby Sports complex, Netherfields, East Middlesbrough our aims are to develop young people's gymnastic skills. We encourage all abilities to come and enjoy this wonderful sport. We want to raise funds towards purchasing much-needed equipment.
We're a small group of disabled and able-bodied. We go on day trips with those who don't get out or go anywhere. We also hold a social evening every Monday at the Trinity Church in the North Ormesby. We need help with special transport and to take them out and to the club night every week.
MIDDLESBROUGH REDS JUVENILE JAZZ BAND
We are a junior marching jazz band for children aged five to 18. We take the children across the country in competitions. The children learn to play an instrument and do displays. We need funds to go towards travel costs and instruments.
Middlesbrough Shopmobility has been hiring equipment for almost seven years. The scheme has so far had 30,000 hires. Although the charity has a wide range of equipment available, some of the fleet is in need of replacement. The charity will need to raise pounds 10,000 in the next 12 months to replace eight scooters. So every penny matters.
MOORSHOLM MEMORIAL HALL
Fifty years ago Moorsholm villagers built this hall as their War Memorial. It now needs modernising to sustainable standards if we are to continue to honour our fallen. We have planning permission for a new hall but we need to raise tens of thousands to pay for it.
MY SISTER'S PLACE
Our service provides advice for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. We have legal workers who explain court proceedings. We have friendly volunteers who can support them through court. Every Tuesday clients can come to see a housing officer. Our counselling service has expanded, with a number of trained counsellors. They deal with all the traumatic issues surrounding domestic violence. Clients can drop in for a cup of tea any time.
MYTON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
NEMums is an online support group for mums in the area, offering the opportunity to make friends, find advice and support and to get information. NEMums also organise days out to allow mums and children to socialise and make friends in a supportive environment.
NEW MARSKE UNDER 8 FOOTBALL TEAM
We are a small team of only 12 boys and each week every boy gets to play in a football match regardless of ability. Our wish is to take them all on a small footballing holiday.
NEW MARSKE HARRIERS
New Marske Harriers is an athletics club with just less than 300 members from eight upwards. We cater for all athletics disciplines including track and field, cross country, road and fell racing. We welcome people of all abilities and have athletes competing at local, regional, national and international levels.
Newlands PE department is a successful thriving team, encouraging young people in school to develop a life-long commitment towards sport and fitness. We are hoping to improve our lunchtime library of equipment which will enable more pupils to access sport and physical activities.
NEWPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL
Nightstop Teesside provides temporary, emergency accommodation and supported lodgings accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25. Accommodation is provided in the homes of volunteers across the boroughs of Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton. Young people referred to Nightstop are offered free advice and support around housing and benefit issues.
NORMANBY UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
Normanby United FC was formed in 2005 with the kind help of parents and volunteers. The main aim is to provide a safe and happy environment for the children to enjoy playing football. We rely heavily on contributions.
NORTH ORMESBY FC UNDER 7s
NORTH ORMESBY JFC UNDER 14s
U14s JFC is a great set of youths. NOJFC is planning a tournament trip home or abroad with the help of parents and carers who support the team every season with fundraising and donations.
NORTH ORMESBY PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are a small primary school which provides high quality education and extended curriculum activities to help children develop into responsible members of their community and society. We aim to provide parents and children with extended support and rewarding activities and would love to be able to provide even more opportunities for our families to experience visits and activities that enrich their lives.
NORTH ORMESBY UNDER 12s (A) TEAM
As the new season kicked off we had lots of new players. The old and new players played well together to finish fourth in the league. We want to thank our players by providing them with new equipment/tracksuits.
NORTON BELLAIRS JUNIOR JAZZ BAND
The group provides after-school and weekend activities for young people between the ages of five and 18 to attend jazz band sessions and perform in community fun days, exhibitions, competitions and carnivals. The children learn to play musical instruments, marching skills and friendship and understand the spirit of competition. We have 30 to 40 children from Stockton and Norton, and take them to competitions all over the country.
NORTON BOWLING CLUB
Norton Bowling Club, which is part of the Norton (Teesside) Sports Complex charity, has existed on its present site for almost 60 years. We are trying to raise cash for essential equipment and other overheads in order to continue offering first class bowling to everyone in the area.
NORTON HOCKEY CLUB
Norton Hockey Club provides excellent opportunities for people of any age or ability who have an interest in learning or continuing to develop skills and participation in hockey activities. We are a mixed race male and female club and pride ourselves as being a very family orientated, friendly and sociable club.
NORTON METHODIST CHURCH PLAYGROUP
The Norton Methodist Church Playgroup is a non-profit making group, which began in February 1977. We aim to provide care in a safe, happy, friendly environment where any child can come and learn and develop through play. We are self-funded and any equipment purchased comes from fund raising.
We are a local amateur dramatics society based at St Mary's Hall in Nunthorpe. We are always looking for new members and audiences and put on two plays a year and an annual pantomime. We would like to update our scenery.
NUNTHORPE SCHOOL UNDER 13 & UNDER 16 FOOTBALL TEAMS
The under-13 and under-16 school football teams are heading to Spain at Easter to train alongside the Villareal first team. This is a marvellous opportunity for the boys who have agreed to take park in the fundraising events to help fund the trip.
ORMESBY SCHOOL FIELD CENTRE
Ormesby is an 11-16 comprehensive school on the east side of Middlesbrough where 9% of pupils have special educational needs. In 1980 the school acquired a derelict schoolhouse eight miles from Barnard Castle. We created a centre where we could give children experiences of working in an outdoor environment. The building needs major work: better wheelchair access, car parks need levelling, bathroom areas need renewing along with other improvements.
PHIL THOMAS SCHOOL OF BOXING
The Phil Thomas School of Boxing has members aged 10 to 26. They have been going for about 37 years, all self-funded. The kids really love coming to the gym as it is somewhere for them to go on an evening instead of roaming the streets.
Positive Strokes was launched by the James Cook University Hospital and The Stroke Association to provide support to stroke victims and carers. It started off with 12 members but now caters for about 100 people.
Our School Council decided they would like to take part to raise money towards playtime equipment. We operate a craze of the week scheme where a different activity such as skipping, stilts, bats and ball are available to children for that week.
QUEENSLAND ACADEMY/LITERARY INSTITUTE
Queensland Academy of Dance offers classes in ballet, tap and modern stage. We take students from the age of two and a half upwards, the eldest being a great grandmother. We need support for our dance events and to help the Literary Institute remain open.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T provides a counselling and mentoring service to young people in Teesside to address emotional and social issues. They are open 365 days a year and young people can walk in and have someone to talk to straight away.
RAVENSWORTH JUNIOR SCHOOL
REDCAR AND DISTRICT BREATHERCISE
Redcar and District Breathercise is an exercise and support group for those with lung disease, helping them to lead as full and active a life as possible and gaining confidence in the presence of others with respiratory problems, some on 24 hour oxygen and in wheelchairs. Social events relieve isolation and depression.
REDCAR GYMNASTICS CLUB
We offer gymnastics, cheerleading and tumbling for boys and girls, aged from four upwards. Our voluntary-run club has 160 gymnasts, ranging from novices to pre-elite standard, and a waiting list. We hold GymMark, and pride ourselves on offering something to all children. We need money for a larger home.
REDCAR SEA CADETS
Redcar Sea Cadets, run by volunteers, offers young people life experiences, enhanced education, diverts anti-social behaviour, promotes healthy living and broadens skills. Young people between 10 and 18 can develop personal and social skills, teamwork, leadership, respect and discipline undertaking many learning opportunities, waterborne, specialisation, adventure training and travel.
REDCAR SUNNY DAYS PLAYGROUP
We are a registered charity which aims to offer families affordable child care. The aim is to advance the education of children below compulsory school age in Redcar Sunny Days Playgroup at Redcar Community College, providing safe and satisfying group play in which parents have the right to take part and encouraging other charitable activities through which parents may help children.
REDCAR WEST RAINBOWS
Rainbows is a group for girls aged from five to seven. They are involved in games, arts and crafts and other activities, which provide social and emotional development.
RIVER CITY CHURCH
River City Church is a passionate and community-focussed group of Christians with a heart and vision to build a dynamic 21st century church for the people of Teesside. We have supported many local projects working to transform and impact the community.
ROCK IT BALL CLUB
ROSEWORTH LODGE RESIDENTS FUND
Roseworth Lodge Care Home has up to 48 residents at any time and we are always thinking of ways to raise money for our residents fund. This allows us to organise entertainers to come to the home or to fund transport for shopping trips and outings.
SACRED HEART YOUTH CLUB
We have served the central area of Middlesbrough for 50 years and offer activities to the age groups of 11 to 14 years. The youth club is available to the whole community and young people of all backgrounds and cultures are welcome.
SCOIL RINCE I MUIR
We are a traditional Irish dance school based in Thornaby. Dancers of all ages learn a combination of traditional and originally choreographed pieces. Many dancers enjoy competing in regional competitions and performing at local events and fundraisers, including the Thornaby Show and Billingham International Folklore Festival.
SEATON CAREW SUNDAY SCHOOL YOUTH CLUB
We are in the early stages of running a youth project at the church aimed at getting children off the streets. We already run open social events which attract a number of youngsters and we have some youth-only events lined up which we hope will see more non-churchgoing children attending.
We are a horticultural project based in Stockton. We have polytunnels and greenhouses and grow and sell plants. We work with volunteers and adults with learning disabilities. We provide training in horticulture, basic skills and soon woodworking. We aim to give training and employment for people attending the project in their transition to work.
SKELTON PRIMARY SCHOOL FOUNDATION STAGE
We would like help to improve our outdoor learning environment. Our new curriculum advocates a much more child-centred approach with an emphasis on play-based and outdoor activities. Any money raised would be used to buy new plants, toys and clothing for the children.
ST BARNABAS YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S WORK
Our group works with young people in Linthorpe and Ayresome. Through varied activities we seek to support and encourage their development.
ST GABRIEL'S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL
We have been making real changes to improve our environment and make education more fun. Last year, we achieved our best ever SATs results. We want to further encourage our children to enjoy and understand the natural work by planting a new wildlife garden.
ST PATRICK'S RC PARENTS ASSOCIATION
ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Mary's school is one of the best, Serving Grangetown we've stood the test. An arson attack devastated our dream, But we survived, all working as a team. We now need equipment to replace what we lost, But we have no money to cover the cost!
Stamp (South Tees Advocacy in Mental Health Project) Revisited is a Service User let registered charity based at St Luke's Hospital, Middlesbrough, founded in 1995 for the provision of a free, independent and confidential Advocacy Service to Mental Health Service Users in the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust.
STOCKTON AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB
Stockton Amateur Swimming Club is a non-profit-making, community-orientated, organisation. Swimmers from the age of four enjoy instruction and basic technique training from volunteers. For adults we have a Masters section which has produced a national, European and world champion. We enjoy close links with schools who compete in our club gala and foster a team spirit through league competitions in Durham and North Yorkshire. We have flotation aids for all club members, and organise excursions for the children.
STOCKTON AND BILLINGHAM PHAB
STOCKTON WEST END FOOTBALL CLUB
STOCKTON-ON-TEES SEA CADETS
We welcome young people aged between 10 and 17. We base what we do around the traditions of the Royal Navy, and for our marine cadet section, the Royal Marines. The sea cadets is a charity and everything depends on voluntary contributions. We offer our cadets many courses throughout the UK, ranging from power boating and sailing to cooking and also nationally recognised qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh and BTEC.
We are a school gardening club run voluntarily by parents at Swainby and Potto Primary School. The club and garden are for all the children in the school, any parent and for the wider community to come and enjoy what has and is growing. Funds raised will be put back into the garden to continue to educate people and help the environment.
TAKE HEART SUPPORT GROUP
We can help you to develop greater self-confidence, relax more easily, improve your physical fitness, participate fully in family life and reduce the risk of further attack. We are continually improving our service and including other areas. The group is self-financing, receiving no guaranteed Government, local or NHS funding. It relies on grants, donations and our own fundraising events to help cover our annual running costs of approx pounds 30k.
TEES VALLEY BARBERSHOP HARMONY CLUB
Having a membership of 25 we wish to encourage men of all ages to take up singing as a rewarding and enjoyable pastime, to introduce the joys of singing in harmony, and to spread the good news that "singing is fun".
TEES VALLEY ROLLER SKATING CLUB, BEECHWOOD YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE
We train in Middlesbrough. We compete at club, national and international level. Artistic roller-skating is a very enjoyable sport, good exercise, confidence building and gives many rewards. We would like to keep the club moving forward with training, travel, equipment, costumes and much more.
TEESSIDE ABILITY SUPPORT CENTRE
A registered charity which operates a day centre for adults with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. The centre has a TV lounge, DVDs, interactive games and a karaoke. We have five minibuses and regular visits to the swimming baths, gym work and 10-pin bowling. There are also regular shopping excursions.
TEESSIDE ATHLETIC FOOTBALL UNDER 9s
We plan to send our Under-9s football team on tournaments next year. It would also be great to update equipment which is needed.
TEESSIDE BRANCH R.E.M.E ASSOCIATION
Teesside Branch R.E.M.E Association are working towards erecting a memorial in the Peace Gardens Billingham in honour to all service personnel from the Billingham area who have lost their lives in the service of their country since 1945. We have collected pounds 5,500 towards the pounds 8,500 required.
TEESSIDE GOLDEN DRAGOONS
Teesside Golden Dragoons marching display band consists of members from seven years old. We are very successful, winning the World Championships 12 times. We desperately need new instruments, but with the increasing cost of fuel all our funds go on getting to the competitions.
TEESSIDE HOSPICE CARE FOUNDATION
Teesside Hospice Care Foundation exists to enhance the lives of people suffering from life-limiting illnesses. The majority of our care to patients and their families focuses on pain and symptom control, but we also provide respite care. All services are free of charge. Our annual running costs are in excess of pounds 1.9m.
TFM RADIO AND MAGIC 1170'S CASH FOR KIDS CHARITY
New name for Make a Child Smile. We are a local registered children's charity aiming to raise funds to make a longer-term difference to the lives of children aged 0-17 years within Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and South County Durham. The beneficiaries include children who are sick, under-privileged have some kind of special need.
THE FRIENDS OF EARLY SUPPORT
The Early Support Nursery is based in the High Flyers Children's Centre on Tedder Avenue in Thornaby. The nursery is a specialist centre for children from 0 to five who have a disability or other special educational requirement. Our current project is to extend our outdoor play area and build what will be in effect an outdoor classroom. We will have specialised outdoor play equipment that will accessible to all our children regardless of ability and a large grassed area that will be safe and secure.
THE GLEBE PRIMARY SCHOOL
THE KARA FAMILY PROJECT
At the Kara Family Project we care passionately about children, young people, parents, carers and families. We offer a range of support programmes including home visits, group and one-to-one sessions. We continually strive to reduce the feeling of isolation and social exclusion within South Bank and the surrounding areas by enriching and enhancing family life.
THE MAIN PROJECT
The Main Project is a registered charity supporting families of children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The parents/carers of these children often find it difficult to get the help and support they need. We offer support, advice and services. Top of our wish list at the moment is some new equipment/games for our youth group members to enjoy.
A group of elderly ladies, who meet alternate Monday afternoons. During re-development of the church they meet in the lounge at Moray Close, Acklam, with an invitation for residents to join the entertainment and outings. They give generously to charity and would like to contribute to the refurbishment of the church.
THE SYDENHAM SINGERS
Elizabeth Buckley, a well-known local soprano, formed the choir in April 2005. It is a mixed voice choir of 45 members. It has a wide repertoire to suit all tastes. The choir gives its services free and has raised thousands of pounds for various charities and organisations.
THORNTREE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Break times are a very important time for children to socialise and exercise. The playground is in need of some large equipment and seating to help enable them to interact positively and have fun with each other, allowing stronger relationships to be developed among their peers.
We are a group of local residents of all ages and cultures who have come together to develop projects that will make our community a much cleaner and greener place to live, encourage community cohesion and create a sense of pride. We want to continue to improve our community and our next project is to purchase some Christmas lights.
TIBS FOOTBALL CLUB UNDER 11A
TIBS Football Club Under 11A is a junior football team based in Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby. Last season they won the TJFA Division 1 and League Cup. The hard-working boys are raising funds towards their end of season trip and will be undertaking lots of fundraising activities.
TRINITY YOUTH & CHILDREN'S PROJECT
Trinity Youth & Children's Project's mission is to use the arts as a powerful tool to give young people aged 0-19 in North Ormesby and the local area a brighter future. Through our specialised work we aim to support them in achieving their physical, mental, social and spiritual potential.
UNIQUE SCHOOL OF DANCE
Unique School of Dance is run by Miss T Croft ISTD. Dancers aged from three to adult are taught all forms of dance, stage work and examinations. The school helps build self-esteem and confidence that is vital in future years. The school is in desperate need of repair including new flooring and storage.
VIEWLEY HILL PAT
WHINNEY BANKS YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB
The team came fifth in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance League last season, and hope to do better this term. And as a reward for all their hard work, club bosses want to treat the lads to a Christmas party at Laser Quest.
WHITBY JETS JUVENILE JAZZ BAND
We have 26 members and our aim is to teach them discipline, team spirit and music.
WOLVISTON COURT COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP
Established in 1997, we cater for the needs for local pre-school children between two and five years. We provide a safe, secure, caring environment where children "learn through play".
Your Evening Gazette and Tees Valley Community Foundation would like to thank all of you for your support in making wish'08 an outstanding success!
15th Middlesbrough Trinity Methodist Guides; 1st Billingham Guides; Breckon Hill Gardening Club; Youngsters from the Borough of Stockton Swim Scheme (BOSSS); Jacqueline Barnes-Jones at the Child Deaf Youth Project at North Ormesby Youth and Community Centre.; Louise Hamill of Families Talking; Volunteers at Cruse Bereavement Care; FACT - Fun, Activity and Christian Teaching in the Gresham, Newport and Cannon Park area of Middlesbrough; Pat Medlycott, group leader of Happy Talk, which supports people who have suffered a stroke; Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway; Friends of Freebrough; Guisborough Cheerleading Team; Nightstop Teesside, which provides temporary, emergency accommodation across three Teesside boroughs; Norton Hockey Club, above, and the Phil Thomas School of Boxing, below left; Scoil Rince I Muir, a Thornaby-based Irish dance school; Stockton-on-Tees Sea Cadets; The Unique School of Dance; The Sydenham Singers
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|Date:||Dec 18, 2008|
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