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We're so proud of the generosity of spirit of Middlesbrough companies and individuals and wanted to highlight opportunities for sponsorship, charitable giving and good works. We invite individuals and groups taking part in challenges to share their donation links with us on Facebook and Twitter too.


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Sponsorship opportunities | Local charities

Sponsorship opportunities

Middlesbrough has a range of sponsorship opportunities, including fantastic events, and options exist for exciting and original partnerships.

Love Middlesbrough campaign/magazine

Raise awareness at work and at home about the campaign. We seek in kind support, special offers and/or financial support. The Love Middlesbrough campaign is proud to be a partnership between public and private partners. Contact egov@middlesbrough.gov.uk

For information about advertising in and supporting the lovemiddlesbrough Magazine, delivered quarterly to every Middlesbrough home contact magazine@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Middlesbrough Mela

Middlesbrough Mela is one of the most exciting and vibrant weekends of the year in the North East. To find out more about becoming a sponsor email events@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 729135.

Middlesbrough Christmas festivities

Middlesbrough hosts the greatest Christmas Lights Switch On in the Tees Valley, one of the most exciting events for families, signalling the start of the Christmas season. To find out more about becoming a sponsor email events@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 729135.

 


Local Charities

A Way Out

A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity, specialised in engaging vulnerable and hard to reach women and young people to educate, support and empower them to live safe, healthy and whole lives.

Service users include women and young people with substance misuse problems, trapped in prostitution, homeless or living on the streets, involved in offending or victims of abuse.

A Way Out

A Way Out on Facebook

A Way Out on Twitter

Abbies Love

Abbie's Love was founded in memory of Abbie Jane Clarke who died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). It supports Epilepsy Research and support services. It was recently featured on the programme Secret Millionaire.

Abbies Love

Abbies Love group on Facebook

Arch North East

A registered charity based in Teesside offering free and confidential counselling and support to people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. Their services are available to anyone over the age of 14, no matter how long ago the experience may have been.

Whether it is you who has been affected, or a family member, partner or friend, they can offer you the support and help you need.

Arch North East

Arch North East on Twitter

Barnardos SECOS project

Barnardo’s SECOS (Sexual Exploitation of Children On the Streets) Project works to enable young people to exit and recover from sexual exploitation through prostitution.

Barnardos SECOS Project

Blood Run

As a satellite of Whiteknights EVS (Emergency Voluntary Service) – a registered charity run service who despatch blood and other small lifesaving items, such as X-rays and test results, out of hours for the NHS in West Yorkshire - a group  whose mission is to serve the people of Cleveland by providing an emergency motorcycle service to transport urgent and non-urgent medical items on behalf of the NHS.

Blood Run

Bloodwise 

Bloodwise (formerly known as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research; Leukaemia Research) was founded in Middlesbrough in 1960 by the Eastwood family after the death of daughter Susan, age 6. This national charity has since raised over £357million for research into blood cancers.

It was the Middlesbrough Council charity of the year in 2010 to honour its 50th year.

Bloodwise

Bloodwise on Facebook

Bloodwise on Twitter

Bloodwise on Flickr

Bloodwise on Youtube

Butterfly Giving

Butterfly Giving is a quirky new charity started by a Middlesbrough teen dedicated to fighting teenage cancer by funding research projects and to raise money to aid those diagnosed. It is also committed to raising vital awareness.

Butterfly Giving

Butterfly Giving on Facebook

Butterwick Hospice

Butterwick House is located in Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England. The Hospice provides care and support free of charge to children with life limiting illnesses from birth to 18 years of age and supports their families.

Butterwick Hospice

Butterwick Hospice on Facebook

Butterwick Hospice on Twitter

Eleanor Rose Foundation / Ellie's Friends

Ellie’s Friends is an online platform that enables adults living with cancer to access free and discounted services or products. Their goal is to give adults living with cancer the opportunity to enjoy life, not just survive it. It is a project of the Eleaor Rose Foundation in memory of Middlesbrough-born Eleanor Rose Jeffery (1983-2012).

Ellie's Friends

Eleanor Rose Foundation

Eleanor Rose Foundation on Facebook

Finlay Cooper Fund

The Finlay Cooper Fund is a registered charity set up by former Boro star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie, in memory of their son who they lost at a very young age as a result of a choking accident.

The fund supports children’s causes in the north east and further afield and to date has distributed tens of thousands of pounds to children’s hospices, individual children with various illnesses and other worthy children’s causes.

Finlay Cooper Fund

Finlay Cooper Fund on Facebook

High Tide Foundation

High Tide is a charitable foundation, created and driven by businesses on Teesport, to raise aspirations and improve education and employment opportunities for young people on Teesside by bringing together companies who are customers, suppliers, operators and investors in Teesside, with the River Tees being the connecting theme.

High Tide Foundation

High Tide Foundation on Facebook

High Tide Foundation on Twitter

Home Start Teesside

Home-Start Teesside offers support to parents living in the Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland areas with at least one child under 5 who are dealing with issues such as isolation and loneliness, sickness, disability, mental health, domestic abuse, and multiple births.

Home Start Teesside

Hope for Holly

Supporting children with cancer and their families... Bringing a smile to faces that have been through the unimaginable... Providing opportunities for families to share precious time creating lasting memories...

Hope for Holly on Facebook

Hope for Holly on Twitter

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses provide a high quality nursing service, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home surrounded by family and friends.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care on Facebook

Marie Curie Cancer Care on Twitter

Marie Curie Cancer Care on YouTube

MFC Foundation

Middlesbrough Football Club's highly-successful community section is relaunched as a charitable foundation to strengthen its delivery of sport and educational activities in the Tees Valley.

MFC Foundation

MFC Foundation on Facebook

MFC Foundation on Twitter

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is a registered local charity providing confidential services for people experiencing emotional or mental health problems and their families.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is affiliated to Mind – the National Association for Mental Health (www.mind.org.uk) - and works within the policies and quality standards of Mind.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

A charity to raise and allocate funds to assist community groups within Middlesbrough and the rest of Teesside.

Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation on Facebook

Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation on Twitter

MS Society Teesside Branch

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system. It is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults and affects around 100,000 people in the UK, approx 1600 on Teesside.

The Branch is passionate about supporting people affected by MS in the local community. They offer support and information to all those affected by MS, their families and carers along with arranging regular activities, meetings and social events for the whole family.

The MS Society Teesside Branch is the local branch of the national charity, meaning all monies raised locally stay local.

MS Society Teesside Branch

My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place is a specialist domestic violence service based in central Middlesbrough. They provide direct services to women over 16 years of age who are or have suffered domestic abuse, or who are or are likely to be victims of forced marriage or honour-based violence.

My Sister's Place

@MSPmbr on Twitter

New Horizons Teesside

New Horizons Teesside is a charity that focuses on Mental Health.

New Horizons Teesside

New Horizons Teesside on Facebook

Nightstop North East and Cumbria

This Nightstop service is run by Depaul UK and provides emergency accommodation in the homes of local volunteers for people aged 16 upwards on a night-by-night basis.

Nightstop North East and Cumbria

Remembering Rebecca

Raising awareness of rare brain disorder, lissencephaly, in memory of little 21-month-old Rebecca, Remembering Rebecca is a local registered charity which offers financial assistance and support to children, from birth to 16 years, with neurological conditions.

Remembering Rebecca

Remembering Rebecca on Facebook

Remembering Rebecca on Twitter

Roseberry Community Consortium

Tees Valley Charity supporting local projects including Read Write Review, Starmakerz and Plot to Plate.

Roseberry Community Consortium

Roseberry Community Consortium on Facebook

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Former England Football manager, Sir Bobby Robson fought cancer an incredible five times. Sadly, 17 years after his first diagnosis, he lost that long and courageous battle on 31 July 2009. After retiring from football management, Sir Bobby worked hard towards a new goal - fighting cancer through his charity. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation on Twitter

South Cleveland Heart Fund

South Cleveland Heart Fund is a local charity established in 1995 to raise money to support the Cardiothoracic Unit at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough in its work and research.

All monies raised are used to fund research and to purchase equipment that will benefit patients admitted to the Cardiothoracic Unit.

South Cleveland Heart Fund

Tees Valley Community Foundation

Tees Valley Community Foundation is an independent grant making charity there to help community organisations with money, time and professional advice.

Tees Valley Community foundation

Tees Valley Community foundation on Facebook

Tees Valley Community Foundation on Twitter

Teesside Hospice

Teesside Hospice Care Foundation is based in Linthorpe and was founded in 1982 and exists to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from a life limiting illness. It offers specialist palliative care and support to patients and carers, in the belief that each person is entitled to dignity and choice within the best provision of care.

Teesside Hospice

Teesside Hospice on Facebook

Teesside Hospice on Twitter

Teesside Hospice Charity Shop on eBay

Trinity Holistic Centre

The Trinity Holistic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough provides a wide range of support to families affected by a cancer diagnosis, in mind, body and spirit.

Since 2003 the service, set within a beautiful centre and grounds, has provided valuable complementary therapies to support patients having cancer treatment.

Trinity Holistic Centre

Walsingham Support

Walsingham Support is a national disability charity which has been supporting people in Middlesbrough for 23 years and now supports 25 people through different services, including supported living, support at home and residential care.

Walsingham Support

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Zoë's Place gives care for infants from birth to five years of age. All services are free to the families that use them. The first Baby Hospice was opened at Liverpool in 1995 and in 2004 Zoë's Place in Middlesbrough was able to open the doors and welcome their first special babies.

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice Middlesbrough on Facebook

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice Middlesbrough on Twitter