Why Your Business Should Support Heel & Toe Children’s Charity

Since 2008 Heel & Toe have been providing FREE conductive education therapy to children all over the North East who have Cerebral Palsy and other physical  disabilities from their centre in County Durham. The charity started with only 4 children and now helps over 104 children from all over the North East area aged between 6 months to 19 years old.

The charity has 2 centres, Pelton Centre; including five treatment rooms and a sensory room. Perkinsville Hydrotherapy Centre.

As the charity reputation has grown stronger in the therapy field, so has the demand for the services they provide. Heel & Toe also offer a range of therapies including; Block weekly intensive sessions, Hydrotherapy, Massage and Movement Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy.

Heel & Toe are the only charity in the North East to provide FREE conductive education and subsidised therapies, YET receive NO government funding so we struggle to continue.

During COVID we lost over £350,000 in event revenue, the current economic climate is proving to be very challenging for Heel & Toe.

Please support us.

Benefits of Supporting Heel & Toe Children’s Charity

  • Advertise your business on our website and in our charity in-house publications. This will include a small article in our quarterly newsletter and any other national/local publications we may appear in. We also send out a weekly E newsletter which is received by over 5500 email contacts.
  • Distribute your information/leaflets to our business friends, parent’s and colleagues.
  • Put your details and business information into our parent packs.
  • Promoting your business through our social media network sites. Currently we have over 10,00 followers throughout our social media platforms including; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest. We also have direct links to companies, stores and supermarkets throughout the North East, Scotland and Yorkshire.
  • Support the events organised to raise money for Heel & Toe.
  • Motivating your staff for organised events and suggesting Team Building Exercises.
  • A guarantee that all proceeds raised go directly to the charity.

How Heel & Toe Supports Your Business

  • Heel & Toe would like to help and guide your business to organise fundraising events. We can book venue’s , design posters, flyers and tickets, and advertise the event in the local press.
  • We would like to encourage your staff to take part in any event’s we have organised and possibly volunteer their time to help with bag packing in supermarkets  to raise money for Heel & Toe.
  • We will gladly supply Heel & Toe banners, leaflets, posters, stickers and tins to be displayed inside your office space/store/factory.
  • Below are some idea’s for fundraising events your business can take part in;

Take part in a sports sponsored event for example; 5k run, 10k run, Half Marathon, Marathon, Fun Run, Skydive, Bungee Jump, Abseil, Bike Ride, Walk, Trek ,Swim or any other sporting event that can be sponsored.

Organise a coffee morning, sponsored silence, no uniform at work day, Funny Feet Friday, cake sale at work or in your local area. Organise a music night, karaoke night, themed party night, race night, casino night  etc.– all of these events will be fully supported by a member of our fundraising staff.

We will supply a branded tee shirt  and sponsor form or you can set up a Just Giving Page for Heel & Toe

How You Can Support Heel & Toe

  • make Heel & Toe Children’s Charity you charity of the year

  • host a fundraising event

  • bring staff to an Heel & Toe Children’s Charity event

  • provide payroll giving

  • match-fund employee contributions

  • donate a percentage of profits or commission to the charity

  • donate your employees’ expertise and time to the charity

  • round-up to invoices/product sales and donate the extra

  • show support in an email footer or link to Heel & Toe Children’s Charity’s website

  • have a charity Collection Tin in your place of work

  • have a charity Merchandise Box in your place of work (pictured right)

Why Support Heel & Toe

Make Heel & Toe Your Charity Of The Year

If you choose Heel & Toe Children’s Charity as your Charity of the Year, we will work with you to create a bespoke calendar of engaging events, tailored to help meet your business goals and corporate social responsibility needs.

This is a great opportunity to bring together your staff for a worthwhile local cause that they can identify with and feel passionate about. We support you to help engage your staff and get them involved in fundraising activities, volunteering time and skills, events, challenges and more.

Your business will also benefit from developing staff skills, commercial opportunities and increased brand awareness.

More often, business are seeing the benefits of working with us as a Charity of The Year Supporter for multiple years, strengthening the partnership within the companies’ culture to deliver mutually beneficial results and a lasting legacy.

Business Sponsor Testimonials

Avoca CE

Joanne and Ross have been involved with Heel and Toe for several years and participated in various events including the Annual Ball, Golf Day, Total Warrior, Great North Run and The Yorkshire Three Peaks. Their most recent business, Alphagenix focusses on Mens Health and in particular Hormone Optimisation which is an area of particular interest to Ross.

As a passionate health advocate and a qualified physiotherapist, its fantastic to support a local charity with such amazing ambitions to help improve access to childrens therapy services in the North East including Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and much much more.

Ross Tomkins - Alphagenix

Ross Tomkins – Alphagenix

Irwin Mitchell

Through our work, we understand that if your child lives with a disability or has suffered from a serious injury or illness, the emotional and physical impact can be life changing. We can help you access the best medical care, rehabilitation and support.

As the largest dedicated medical negligence law firm in the North East, our specialist team has many years of experience in cases involving birth injury including cerebral palsy. We are members of the law society, AvMA and APIL clinical negligence accredited panels. We are also one of a select group of law firms who hold a Legal Aid Franchise to support funding of cases in birth injury claims. This means you’ll receive full funding for an investigation into your case, and subsequent legal representation.

In addition to our medical negligence team we also have dedicated Support and Rehabilitation Coordinators who work alongside us. They’re available to provide advice and support to all of our clients. They also provide links to local support networks and offer practical day-to-day advice for families. We have strong working relationships with wider professionals both within the firm including Public Law specialists, Educational Law specialists and Family Law experts, as well as, externally, in relation to care and rehabilitation to ensure families are supported at every stage of their case and beyond.

‘As head of Newcastle’s medical negligence team I am so proud to support the amazing work of Heel & Toe and provide the necessary legal advice to the families parents and carers. My team, including Samuel, Alexis and Lindsay, will stop at nothing to ensure all avenues are explored and the family get the answers needed.’ – Sarah Coles.

Irwin Mitchell is proud to be a longstanding supporter of Heel & Toe. Many of our colleagues have been involved in fundraising and events over the years to support their valuable work.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors  

Sarah Coles – Partner at Irwin Mitchell                                                                Alexis Tulloch – Senior Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell

Slater & Gordon

Slater and Gordon is proud and delighted to be able to support the Heel and Toe Charity.

We believe the work Heel and Toe do is hugely important as it enables children with cerebral palsy and their families to access vital early support by way of assessment and treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, conductive education and hydrotherapy.

Access to this support, which would otherwise be out of reach for many families, is essential to help those affected by cerebral palsy meet their full potential and lead as much of an independent life as possible.

Head of Medical Negligence Manchester and Newcastle, Ben Gent says: “The work done by Heel and Toe and their determination to succeed against the odds, and without statutory funding, is nothing short of astonishing. We admire the charity’s achievements, share their values, and are delighted to commit to supporting them.

“Slater and Gordon has a long history of supporting children, and families of children, with cerebral palsy and other physical and neurological disabilities. We’re dedicated to ensuring those who Heel and Toe support get the additional legal support they need, whether that is trying to find answers about medical care, offering help with benefits or working towards securing compensation. We hope our continued support for this outstanding charity will help them to reach even more children and families in need.

“We’re very excited to support the charity in their 2022 fundraising events; All Ability Bike Ride, Hadrian’s Wall Challenge, Superhero Sponsored Walk, Great North Run and the Gala Ball, and look forward to working with and supporting the charity for years to come.”

Ben Gent – Principal Lawyer at Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Stanley Travel

Andrew has been a supporter and Ambassador of Heel & Toe since 2012. He got involved after I approached Andrew to ask if he had a dedicated charity. Heel & Toe have been their chosen charity ever since. Andrew has personally fundraised by doing a number of marathons for us, as well as getting his son Gavin to do the GNR and daughter Megan to do a zipslide.

They have raised over £6,000 since becoming a charity partner.
He supports our Golf Day every year by putting a team in and also sponsors our Champagne Reception at our Annual Ball. Stanley Travel provide us with a free coach every year for our Christmas Coach Trip, as well as reduced costs for coaches to support events such as the Coast to Coast.

“Heel and Toe has been our charity of choice for a number of years now. At Stanley Travel our aim is to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity within our local region. The services offered include free conductive education, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. I’m personally privileged as an Ambassador of Heel and Toe to help spread the word of all the fantastic work they do in offering services for children and young adults with cerebral palsy. In addition to this, the Charity offers a professional listening ear to families and individuals who at times are often over-whelmed by the challenges that they face.”

Andrew Scott, Stanley Travel 

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