A new partnership between Newcastle United Foundation (NUF) and the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation (GNCHF) will use football to provide outreach to children and families affected by chronic conditions.
A project co-ordinator will be joint funded by NUF and GNCHF for two years for children who are in treatment or remission and their siblings, to help them reach their own personal goals and to make their dreams a reality.
The project coordinator will be employed by NUF working closely with GNCH to deliver a range of activities to support children and young people with chronic conditions. The role will build on NUF’s ability to connect to help children, young people and families to realise their potential; support young people to improve their skills on and off the sport field, and develop skills that are transformational and to create unforgettable experiences.
NUF have been delivering a similar programme funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation for children with cancer and their families which has run since June 2017.
The project-coordinator is expected to start in Autumn.