About Jane Long

I've been part of Heel and Toe Charity’s journey since 2010, where I began working directly with the children as a therapy assistant. I instantly fell in with love the charity and it’s purpose which led to me moving to the fundraising side. Eight years on I'm working as Development Executive liaising with local and national businesses to highlight the amazing service the charity provides to children in the North East.

The Story of 12 Marathons in 12 Months

Local North East lad, Andrew Duncan tells us how 12 Marathons in 12 Months sounded like a great idea... for a non runner! At the start of the year, Marco Atkin, Rhys Bevan and I embarked on a challenge that even ourselves didn't feel like we could realistically finish. Ten months later, we [...]

2019-11-26T14:26:59+00:00

Amazing Challenge For Chloe

This week's Blog has been written by Darren Grooms - Managing Director at Starkold Building Service. Darren has just completed a phenomenal challenge, spurred on by our very own young Ambassador - Chloe Hammond.   Darren Tell Us What You Did... Well on the Sunday 18th August at 20.45 pm, I took to the start [...]

2019-10-10T12:38:05+00:00

Welcome Our New Staff

Meet the newest members of Heel & Toe Children's Charity... Victoria Matthewson  Victoria joined Heel and Toe Children’s Charity in August 2019 as Grants Officer.  Her role is to write and monitor grant applications to trusts and foundations, for various types of funding to support the Charity’s development projects and specialist equipment requirements. Victoria came [...]

2019-10-03T09:07:34+00:00

Well Done #TeamHT GNR 2019

Simplyhealth Great North Mini & Junior Run Wow, what a fab weekend we had at the Quayside as 300 children sported their Heel & Toe Charity T. Shirts, in preparation for the Mini & Junior run. Some of our very own children took part in the wheelchair race including; James, Elijah and William. William came [...]

2019-09-12T13:37:04+00:00

Stars of the Month – July

Well Done To Our Stars of the Month - July Children that come to Heel & Toe Charity for therapy already have a huge challenge in front of them, as they learn to deal with the physical and educational limitations their conditions bring. We know how hard all of our children work in [...]

2019-07-18T10:59:54+00:00

Harrison Centre Fantastic Donation

We are extremely grateful to David Harrison founder of the Harrison Centre for generously donating £2,000 to Heel & Toe Children's Charity. North East businessman David Harrison founded the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility in 2017 to champion unsung heroes working with young people in the North East of England. HCSM provides advice and financial [...]

2019-07-10T10:49:15+00:00

Meet Our New OT

Occupational Therapy at Heel & Toe Charity We are delighted to introduce you to our new Occupational Therapist - Caroline Clay. Caroline Clay is an Occupational Therapist with over 35 years’ experience of working with children and adults. She specialises in sensory processing difficulties and uses innovative, creative and playful approaches to involve children and [...]

2019-06-18T13:22:48+00:00

Exciting News – Global’s Make Some Noise

Please Support Our Journey With Global's Make Some Noise We're delighted to announce that Heel & Toe Children's Charity has been selected as a Global's Make Some Noise charity! Global’s Make Some Noise funds and empowers small charities like us, helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK. Global’s Make Some Noise is supported by the [...]

2019-05-13T09:41:52+00:00

Meet Our New SALT

Welcome Our New SALT - Rachel Rachel qualified as a speech and language therapist from Newcastle University in 1996. She worked for the NHS in London and then in Durham, supporting children with speech, language and communication needs in schools for 10 years. She then set up an independent practice working in schools as a [...]

2019-03-28T12:50:19+00:00

Dine With A Football Legend

Sponsor our Sportsman's Dinner to Dine with Kevin Keegan Football Legend - Kevin Keegan is hosting the Heel & Toe Children's Charity's Annual Sportsman's Dinner being held at The Hilton Hotel, Newcastle Gateshead on Friday 28th June 2019. Here is your businesses chance to dine with Kevin for the whole night. All you need to [...]

2019-03-20T13:49:39+00:00