Footprints Building Appeal 2017-09-26T10:20:48+00:00

Heel & Toe – Footprints Building Appeal £280,000 Needed For Phase 1

Early this year we purchased a derelict community building that was vacated by Durham Council many years ago. It is only 1 mile from the A1 and local access to Gateshead, Newcastle and Durham.

We have full planning permission, architect drawings, building control approval and a detailed quantity surveyors report all ready to commence work.

Please watch our video for an insight into our appeal ………………..

Help for Children

Our aim is to transform the building – to offer unique services for children living throughout the North East region. We want to offer:

  1. Hydrotherapy pool large enough to accommodate four children in each therapy session and fully trained specialised staff.
  2. Intensive block physiotherapy in a large adapted therapy room.
  3. Rebound therapy, adapted olympic size trampoline with hoist systems.
  4. Self- contained, fully accessible accommodation for children, siblings and parents to use whilst accessing weekly intensive physiotherapy.

No other charity offers such individual and vital services for children with complex physical disabilities.


With Your Support

What We Need

To date we have had free technical advice and drawings from Avoca Consulting Engineers, and have received financial donations amounting to £71,000 from Kavli Trust, Bradley Hall Surveyors, Freemasons of Durham, and private funders. We plan to refurbish the building in 4 stages as we raise the necessary funds.

Here are the planned phases for our Footprints Appeal:

Phase 1 £280,000 includes hydro pool, family accommodation and one multi purpose therapy room.

Phase 2 £110,000 includes hydro pool, and two additional rooms to be used for gait analysis and on-going therapy and block physio. 

Phase 3 £110,000 includes hydro pool and another two rooms to include rebound therapy and block physio. 

Total: £500,000

*Please note these figures are approximate based on current quotations and timescales which maybe be subject to change 

If anyone can donate, or help with the refurbishment please contact [email protected]

What We Offer the Public

Depending upon public donations, we aim to give every individual who donates something in return. From charity merchandise including pens, badges, children’s key rings, to personal letters of thanks from some children who access  our vital service. These letters will inform the sponsor on how  their donations help them. In the building we aim to have an enormous mural of our charity logo. The mural will be made up of 1,000 bricks, people who sponsor a brick will receive in return their name printed as a lasting thanks for support.