Fundraise for Changing Lives

The people who use our services can sometimes feel that they have a mountain to climb, so it is apt that some of our supporters do just that to help them.

Mountain climbers, marathon runners, abseilers, sleepout CEOs… anyone who takes on a trial to support Changing Lives stands shoulder to shoulder with our clients and gives them courage to continue with their own personal challenge.

They also provide vital funds that enrich our services and help us to reach out to more people.

Spaces are limited so reserve your place today!

Upcoming Events


Golf tournament “The John Thompson Classic”

4 June

Our annual charity golf day, the “John Thompson Classic,” has been running for over ten years in Newcastle. It’s a tournament where teams of four compete in a Texas Scramble match, as well as an auction and raffle with lots of fantastic prizes.

The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to fund services to help victims of personal crises such as rough sleeping, substance misuse, sexual exploitation and violence to build a positive future in our local community.


Recovery Relay

15 – 18 July

Over 4 days our 2018 Recovery Relay team will cover the distance from our northernmost recovery project in Berwick down to our most southern recovery project in York.

There’ll be a range of activities across the 218 miles, and you are welcome to join in for as much or as little as you like. Run, walk, cycle, hop, skip, jump… whatever floats your boat. You could even row a boat!

The Recovery Relay aims to promote the fantastic work of our drug and alcohol teams across the country, the achievement of the people we support in recovery, and to raise fund to ensure we can continue this life-changing support.

For more information contact jill.watkin@changing-lives.org.uk


Football Tournament

17 July

We are holding a 6-a-side football tournament at Watergate Park, Whickham, Gateshead. As well as 24 teams competing for glory there will be a raffle with prizes like signed footballs and jerseys from Premiership and Championship teams.

If you are interested in taking part, or have something to contribute towards the fundraising raffle, please e-mail: david.mccormack@changing-lives.org.uk


National Three Peaks

Summer 2018

The Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) are the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to climb each of these three peaks – one after the other!

For more information contact jill.watkin@changing-lives.org.uk


Sea to Sea (C2C) Cycle Route

Summer 2018

The C2C route runs from Whitehaven in Cumbria to the North East coast of Sunderland. Tradition dictates that you start the ride by dipping your back wheel in the Irish Sea and only ends when your front wheel gets a dip in the North Sea at the finish.

Our intrepid team of cyclists will be crossing the country over this challenging course, and raising money to help us change lives across the North and Midlands, tackling social exclusion in all its forms and helping people make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

For more information contact jill.watkin@changing-lives.org.uk


Coast to Coast Walk

Summer 2018

The C2C route runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Whitby in North Yorkshire. Tradition dictates that you start the walk by dipping your boots in the Irish Sea and again in the North Sea at the end of the walk.

Take a walk through the beautiful national parks of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, all the while raising money for specialist services that provide support for over 6,000 vulnerable people and their families, every month.

For more information contact jill.watkin@changing-lives.org.uk


Great North Run

9 September

Whether you’re a new runner graduating from C25K, or a serious athlete looking to smash your personal best, you can change lives!

Take part in the world-famous Great North Run in September and the money you raise will help people:

  • experiencing homelessness
  • escaping domestic violence
  • living with PTSD
  • battling life-threatening addictions
  • trying to build a better life for themselves and their families
  • and more…

If you’re up to the challenge, please e-mail jill.watkin@changing-lives.org.uk or support our runners by donating through JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/changinglives45

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