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. In October 2018 we completed the development of our brand new Hydrotherapy Centre thanks to support and donations from local businesses, general public, community groups and grant providers.

Phase 1 of Development is now complete. Our Hydrotherapy Centre is now open.

Phase 2 of Development (planning of an extension of the building) is now underway.

Please watch our video for an insight into our appeal ………………..

Help for Children

We aim 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.

We now need to raise £350,000 to extent the building to facilitate Re-bound Therapy and Gait Analysis.

Here are the planned phases for our Footprints Appeal:

Phase 2 £350,000 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 amanda@heelandtoe.org.uk

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.