It’s been a very special afternoon for us at Trinity Square today.  We were invited to sponsor a secret hamper for staff at the RVI in Newcastle and with our existing link to the RVI’s Special Care Baby Unit via the Tiny Lives charity, we jumped at the chance to be involved.

The idea of the secret hampers came from six-year-old Noah Wall who wanted to give something back to the NHS who have helped him since he was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

Noah, dressed in his festive Elf costume, joined forces with Secret Hampers and set about securing local sponsors for 70 hampers which could be shared out to hard working hospital staff.  Trinity Square requested that its hamper went to the staff on the Special Care Baby Unit specifically.

Centre Manager Tony Pickering, Admin and Commercialisation Co-ordinator Kerry McKay met staff from the RVI along with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Newcastle at the event.

Following the hamper handover, Tony and Kerry presented three fundraising cheques to Tiny Lives and staff from the Special Care Baby Unit.  £470.22 was raised during the summer’s One Great Day event with a matching amount going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, £460.33 was raised at our recent Christmas Lights Switch On event and Centre Manager Tony asked for donations from friends at family to Tiny Lives in lieu of Birthday presents, and he raised a massive £522.00.

Trinity Square is well on its way to raising £5,000 for Tiny Lives with previous fundraising totalling £2,000 which included £1,200 when Tony ran the Great North Run for Tiny Lives.  Adding in today’s total takes our fundraising to just under £3,500.

We can’t wait to add to that total in 2019!