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.

Great North Run 2020 Update

Great North Run 2020 - Event Cancelled We can now confirm that the GNR 40th Anniversary half marathon run has been cancelled. Your place will be automatically transferred to 2021.   We understand this is not the news you wanted to hear, however your safety is the priority for us all at this time.   [...]

2020-06-15T09:18:53+00:00

Chloe’s Life In Lockdown

Guest Blog - Chloe Hammond, Ambassador My Life in Lockdown I miss my family loads during this lockdown, but I have been seeing what they have been up to via social media. So far, I have spent my time chilling out and watching lots of YouTube and Disney+. On Disney+ I have been watching lots [...]

2020-06-11T12:58:46+00:00

Meet Our New Fundraising Officer

Meet Our New Fundraiser - Kirsty We would like to welcome Kirsty Hutton to Heel & Toe as our new Fundraising Officer. Kirsty joins us from FACT (Facing All Cancers Together) and has years of experience working with local charities.  Whilst our two Therapy Centres are temporarily closed and H&T staff are [...]

2020-04-22T09:43:21+00:00

Blog – Chloe It’s An Ambassadors Life

Hi, my name is Chloe Hammond. I am charity Ambassador at Heel & Toe Children's Charity and have been coming to the charity for therapy since they opened in 2008. Here is my blog, hope you enjoy reading. Being an Ambassador for Heel and Toe means a lot to [...]

2020-02-12T15:20:06+00:00

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