Footprints Building Appeal2018-02-07T11:19:08+00:00

Heel & Toe – Footprints Building Appeal

Early in 2017 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 ………………..

Phase 1 of Development to be completed by the end of 2018.

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 have raised all funds to complete Phase 1.

Here are the planned phases for our Footprints Appeal:

Phase 1 £280,000 includes hydro pool, accommodation, changing areas and reception area.

Phase 2 £320,000 extensively extending the building to provide multi-therapy rooms to include gait analysis, rebound therapy and block physio sessions. 

*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.