Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sunshine News

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sunshine News

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Hi, I hope you have your Halloween outfit is picked and a selection of sweeties are at the ready for all the trick-or-treat callers. I love seeing the little ones dressed up in their spooky costumes - they're so cute.

Our Grand Canyon trekkers are now back, shattered but exhilarated by their challenge.

Julieanne from the Sunshine Fund team would like to thank all of the ladies who took part, plus Dr Chet and Eleni Delis, who kept them safe and well on their journey.

She said it was a really good experience, so tiring but well worth it. I can't wait to hear all of the inside gossip about who was good at putting up their tents and which ones were scared of the snakes!

I too would like to thank all of those who took part for completing it as there were parts that looked really frightening.

Also, thanks to everyone who sponsored or supported them in raising their sponsorship money - it will to make a huge difference to lots of local children's lives.

. ?The Equality Awards took place at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham on Thursday, October 20 and the event was so inspirational.

Well done to the organisers and thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets. We raised over PS3,000, which is fabulous.

On the night, they showed a short film of lovely four-year-old Max Kaczmar, pictured, from Newcastle, who we have helped a couple of times in his short life.

The first time I met Max's mam Rachel she told me how, when she was pregnant, doctors told her that her son would not live, which was obviously devastating to hear.

Then, when he was born, she was told he probably wouldn't live long. Later, hospital staff said they didn't think he would walk or talk.

But Max is a little fighter and, with lots of support, he has grown into a gorgeous, active boy who now goes to school. …

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