How can my school help?

How can my school help?

School Visit

Would your school like to learn more about what our Hospice does in your local community?

We would love to visit you and give an assembly or speak to a group. We can tailor our support to fit your curriculum and interests and we’d love to hear your ideas on how as a school, you could fundraise for us.

To organise a visit please call Cathy on 01434 606 444.

Thank You

A big thanks to schools who have supported us this year!

  • Sele First School who raised £155 from the sale of stars on their Christmas tree
  • Haydon Bridge High School who raised £260 from a fundraising event.
  • Hexham First school who cooked up a storm and raised £300 from their Big Bake event
  • Hexham Priory who raised £200 from their Big Bake
  • Hexham Middle who are taking on the Junior Great North Run this September

Inspirational St. Mary’s Pupils awarded at Westminster!

When children from the Mini Vinnies group at St Mary’s Catholic First School in Hexham started to plan their fundraising day for Tynedale Hospice at Home, little did they realise their efforts would win them a special award and take them all the way to Westminster.

The Mini Vinnies, a special group established at the school to raise awareness and funds for charities, first invited staff from Tynedale Hospice into the school at the start of the school year. During the visit the children heard about the work of the Hospice and learnt about how they could help friends who might have had a family member pass away. Following a visit to the Rainbow Room, the group decided to plan a special day of fundraising at the school which all staff and pupils could take part in.

A list of creative fundraising challenges was put together including: how long you can hold a note to how many jumpers you could put on in a minute. Thanks to the efforts of all the children and the generosity of their sponsors, a fantastic £843 was raised for Tynedale Hospice at Home.

The efforts of the Mini Vinnies has seen them win a special Speakers School Council Award, which they received at a ceremony in Westminster. Four pupils represented the school at the House of Commons where they had a private tour and visited the House of Lords.

Junior Great North Run

The 2018 Junior Great North Run takes place on Saturday 8th September and already entries are selling out! Tynedale Hospice have guaranteed entries and you can enter today by clicking here.

The Junior run takes place on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside and it is open to youngsters aged 9-16 who will take part in a 4km run.

We ask that all Tynedale Junior Runners raise a minimum of £60 for the Hospice and we will be there to support them with fundraising advice as well as an invite to a training session where they will receive goody bags and a t-shirt to personalise.

Places are selling fast in our shop but please email or call 01434 606 444 to be placed on the waiting list if entries sell out online.

Give homes to our Pen Pals

Could your school give a home to our colourful giraffe pens (Pen Pals)?

They are just £1 each and come in a box ready for you display or hand out and there are 4 colours to choose from! They are perfect for party bags too!

Closer to Christmas, make room for Santa and his cuddly friends. These cuties are £2 each and they make great stocking fillers.

To request your box of PenPals or Christmas cuddlies, please contact Cathy by calling 01434 606 444 or email

Host a Big Bake

Teachers and children alike love cake! Why not take the opportunity to support the Big Tynedale Bake by hosting your own bake sale or baking competition. What about hosting a coffee morning for parents or challenging staff to a bake-off in the staff room?

Perfect for all ages, the Big Bake is a great way to raise funds for your local Hospice and have fun at the same time. We can supply you with a special Big Bake fundraising pack and we’d love to come along on the day and help.

To request your Big Bake fundraising pack or further support please call our fundraising team on 01434 606 444 or email

Host your own fundraiser

There are plenty of other ideas for supporting Tynedale Hospice. They could include:

  • Sponsored walk or skip
  • A non uniform day – dress in Rainbow colours!
  • Sports day
  • School concert or fashion show
  • Teacher challenge

We’d love to hear your ideas and be there to support you every step of the way.

Bereavement Support in Schools

If pupils or teachers in your school are facing or grieving the loss of a loved one who has died, our family support team can provide support to your school.

This includes individual support for children, group sessions as well as advice for teachers and staff.

If you would like to talk further about how we can help please contact our family support team on 01434 600 388.