NCH are also the chosen charity for the British Video Association, therefore swimming pool inspection we can be assured of greater support from our suppliers as we aim to make a big difference for our charity partner. I know our staff at Virgin Megastores are looking forward to having a lot of fun raising money for NCH. The Right Honourable Hilary Armstrong MP, Government Chief Whip, will be joining the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, John Marshall, for the official launch of NCH’s ‘Putting Children First’ Appeal at Mansion House at 10.30am. NCH’s Tyneside appeal will be ‘Putting Children First’ locally by using all of the money raised to support the seven projects in Newcastle and Gateshead run by the charity.
The ambitious target of £200,000 will mean that NCH is able to continue its existing work, provide extra activities and buy much-needed equipment – all of which will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children, young people and their families across Tyneside. NCH works alongside children, young people and their families across Tyneside to provide the support they need to reach their potential. Each project is different, but what they all have in common is that they are changing the lives of children and young people, having an impact on individuals, families and communities.
All money raised by the Appeal will stay within Tyneside, allowing us to go on making a real difference. NCH is asking local individuals, businesses, schools and community groups to raise money for local NCH projects. You can take part in the Great North Run, abseil 90ft off the Tyne Bridge, or do a parachute jump for NCH.. The government is consulting on whether to give the powers to the courts or local authorities to withhold housing benefit as a sanction for anti-social behaviour. ‘Whilst we recognise the misery anti-social behaviour causes, the withdrawal of housing benefits is not the answer.
You could organise a treasure hunt, quiz night or host a murder mystery party or coffee morning in aid of the charity. Devise a wacky stunt or sing along at Newcastle’s Nowell Carolcade in December. NCH can offer everyone, young and old, a way of supporting the Appeal and putting children first. Children’s charity NCH strongly opposes the government’s proposal to withdraw housing benefit from anti-social tenants, as outlined in the Department for Work and Pensions consultation paper published today. NCH believes that this proposal will only add to the hardship facing the poorest families and increase incidents of homelessness amongst the most vulnerable.