Who We’ve Helped2023-06-02T16:02:43+01:00

Who we’ve helped

Over the years we’ve helped a number of charities throughout the UK. Read below to find out about some of the work our partner charities do and how you can also help them.

March 2023

Samantha Sykes Foundation – £500


Help young people and children who are victims or at high risk of sexual exploitation and help children and young adults who are looked after by local authority.

February 2023

Halton Haven Hospice – £500


GoFundMe support of 34 mile Sandstone Trail walk, raising money for the hospice. Chris Kirkland took part and completed the walk as part of the fundraising team.

Forget me Not Hospice – £5000


Children’s Hospice which supports children with life shortening conditions, plus their families. Donation will fund the set up and furnishing of a serenity garden.

Speedo Mick – £500


JustGiving support of Lands’ End to John O Groats challenge, raising money for Mental Health and Suicide prevention charities. Joined on the walking challenge whilst climbing up to the summit of Scafell Pike by our very own Chris Kirkland.

November 2022

Donation to Lucy Neale – £1000 (4 x £250)


Support for a family whose young son Freddie was suddenly hospitalised in a critical condition and diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. Freddie has spent numerous weeks in hospital and the epilepsy has now stabilised from aggressive and uncontrollable. The donation helped the family mentally through a very tough and uncertain time in their lives.

October 2022

Donation to Community Recovery (Kendray Hospital) Netball and Football – £456


Assisted a young family of 2 girls and a boy to continue with their sports programmes whilst their mum was taken into hospital with Mental Health issues.

September 2022

Ahead of the Game foundation – £5000


Dave Bolton & Dominic Matteo charity which supports individuals and families that are going through a personal battle with brain cancer. The charity provides free rehabilitation and supports financially along side implementing fully funded physical and mental health wellbeing programmes.

August 2022

Kath’s lads charity team – £60


Kath’s lads’ charity team was set up in memory of Kath Valenti who worked at a local 5 a side centre and collapsed from a heart attack and sadly died despite the best efforts of all around. The events have impacted on several individuals’ mental health after witnessing the events. WATCH responded to a request with 2 dozen footballs for the centres football charity fundraising tournament.

June 2022

Tommy Spurr – £5000


Treatment for 3-year-old Rio Spurr who was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer and support for his parents. Tommy was a playing teammate of several members of the group.

March 2022

Newcastle Foodbank – £2500


Sunderland Foodbank – £2500


Green Heart Community – £3696


Doncaster charity that improves people’s health and wellbeing by getting them close to nature. Supported a fishing programme which takes young adults with Stress and Mental Health issues and gives them support through fishing and outdoor events, we bought a shipping container to store all their equipment.

January 2022

P.A.U.L for brain – £6275 – ongoing to Dec 2023


P.A.U.L (Positive Awareness Understanding Love) – Sponsoring and paying for the lease of a minibus to transport brain injury survivors and their families to appointments or days out.

October 2021

Forever Stars – £5000


Stillbirth and child bereavement charity. Donation used to furnish a serenity centre and new offices.

February 2021

Rick Shiels – £300


JustGiving support of golf charity challenge, raising Mental Health awareness and money for MIND.

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