“On behalf of Heel & Toe and my fellow Trustees – Welcome to our website, we hope you find the site useful and informative. We continue to strive for excellence within our field of therapy and with your help and input we can achieve this. Please feel free to contact the charity through the online contact form on the site.”
Paul Gilsenan, Chairman
Helen Roseberry - Director at Ramside Estates Ltd
Helen Roseberry has been a supporter of Heel & Toe for a number of years, helping the charity raise funds through its Annual Charity Golf Day. Last year Helen faced her fears and along with four others members of the Ramside Golf Club staff jumped off the Tyne Bridge on a zipline, all for Heel & Toe. She has also been instrumental in helping the charity make new contacts and donated fantastic prizes for various H&T events. We are delighted to have Helen on board as an Ambassador of the charity.
Michelle Dunlop - PA at Meldrum Construction
Michelle has been supporting Heel & Toe Charity through her role at Meldrum Construction over the past few years and is delighted to come on board as an Ambassador.
I was first introduced to Heel and Toe over a year ago and I was instantly caught up in their passion to make a difference. Meldrum have supported numerous charities over the year with our aim always being ‘to make a difference’. I had the honour of visiting the centre and meeting with Tara and her mam whilst she was in the middle of a therapy class and it was amazing to see the smile on her face all the way through. A thoroughly deserved charity of all the support it can get.
Chloe Hammond has cerebral palsy but never let's her condition stop her from achieving her goals. Chloe was one of the very first children to begin therapy, almost 10 years ago, when Heel & Toe was set up. Chloe now regularly fundraises for the charity, helping to spread the word about how Heel & Toe has changed her life for the better. Chloe has just finished studying Media at college and is going on to study Performing Arts, with the hope of becoming an actress.
I feel extremely grateful that I have been chosen to become an Ambassador for Heel & Toe. I am 1 of 4 children to attend the charity from the beginning. Heel & Toe has been part of my life for a massive 10 years. I attend the charity and therefore regularly receive Conductive Education Therapy which helps build and maintain muscle strength in my upper and lower limbs. I help raise money for Heel & Toe by taking part in tin collections in local stores and attending events. I also help out at the Great North Run Charity Tent, meeting and greeting the runners. I even write blogs for the charity website. Heel & Toe will always be part of my life, that's for sure!
Steven Armstrong aka Boy Geordie (Tribute to Boy George & Culture Club)
Steven Armstrong has been performing around the North East region as Boy Geordie for the past few years. He provides a brilliant likeness to the superstar, and also has the charm and charismatic personality to match.
Steven is thrilled to be part of Heel & Toe Children's Charity and recently performed at the charity's 80's Night which raised just over £4,500 on the night. In April 2019 Steven will be performing as part of an 80's music night at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
As an ambassador for the heel and toe charity, I would like to make a difference by promoting the charity in a positive way making a valuable contribution not only as myself but as boy Geordie. Showing kindness, empathy and Compassion including disability rights and empowerment, learning as I go from the valuable members of the charity who already do such amazing work. God bless you all, love Steven aka boy Geordie x
Electric Nite Entertainment - Sean Havery & Darren Hillary
Sean Havery and Darren Hillary from Electric Nite Entertainment have been invited on board as Heel & Toe Ambassadors in recognition of their support and commitment to the charity. Electric Nite first adopted H&T as their chosen charity in 2013 and have supported us ever since, providing free and discounted AV at our fundraising events. Sean, Darren and the ENE team go over and above to put on a fantastic night and make sure our events run smoothly and a great success.
Therapy Direct Services - Ross & Joanne Tomkins
Ross and Joanne own and operate several healthcare businesses based in the North East of England and have a proven track record of developing proactive occupational health and wellbeing strategies for public and private sector organisations across an extensive range of industries and professions. Their long term goal is to improve health and wellbeing world-wide.
In their spare time they can be found out walking their dog, Blue, being busy mums and dads and training together in the gym. Both have a love of travel and Ross often combines this with the great outdoors. Previous expeditions include hiking through Torres del Paine in southern Chile, the Inca Trail in Peru, along part of the Great Wall of China, reaching the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m in Tanzania, the highest point in North Africa, Mount Toubkal 4170m in Morocco, the top of the most glaciated mountain in Contiguous North America, Mount Rainier 4392m and the highest mountain in Europe, Mt Elbrus 5642m in Russia in July this year which formed part of his Triple Challenge for Heel and Toe.