Bi-monthly the Ark supports a different charity through a variety of different methods.
Throughout May and June we are raising money for ‘nras’ National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, which co-insides with their awareness week in June!
To raise money we are hosting :
Prize is a mini birthday party for 5 children, including
- Reserved table for 90 minutes
- 5 children’s party meal deals
- Unlimited Squash
- Birthday Card
Draw date is Friday the 30th June, to enter simply find your birthday on our display calendar this will become your raffle ticket, please see t&c.
£1 to enter for your chance of winning!!!
Past Charities of the Month
Dec 2016 – Food Bank We collected donations and gave to the bank in Blaydon.
Nov 2016 – Help For Homeless women – We collect handbags with that the local Methodist Church handed out to local homeless women
Oct 2016 –Samaritan’s Purse UK – We collected Shoeboxes packed with gifts for poverty stricken children world wide.
Sept 2016 – Macmillan – We raised a total of £115.59 by running a Nazareth trust Bake Off.
Aug 2016- Sunshine Fund – We raised a total of £75 by running a book sale.
July 2016- Marine Conservation Society We raised £75 by selling mystery bags, guess the name of the turtle, and a tombolla.
June 2016 – Scotswood Natural Community Garden – We sold jam, chutneys & plants to raise £75
May 2016 – Mid Tyne Lions – We had a collection for glasses.
April 2016 – Caring Hands– We raised £45 having a pick a flower, win a a prize
March 2016 – Dementia Care We raised £134.1 for Easter chicks and make your own cards kits.
February 2016 – Toby Hendersons Trust We raised £43.82 by holding a Bodyshop pick a prize
January 2016– De Paul We raised £111.25 through selling a selection of Jewelry
Dec 2015 – Daft as a Brush We raised a total of £73.63 from our ‘Pick a Prize’ from our glittery christmas tree stall.
Nov 2015 – The British Lung Foundation We raised £80.27 by selling a range of Christmas cards and gifts.
Oct 2015 – Operation Christmas Child – We collected Shoeboxes packed with gifts for poverty stricken children world wide.
Sept 2015 – Macmillan – We raised a total of £72.66 by selling hand made crafts and donating 10% of tea/coffee sales to Macmillan on their famous coffee morning on the 25th!
July 2015- The Peoples Kitchen We collected a hamper of food and toiletries to donate to the Peoples Kitchen.
June 2015 – RNIB – We recycled a bundle of used stamps and ink catridges to raise money for the RNIB.
May 2015 – Smile for life – We raised £20.09 by hosting a flower themed quiz and selling DIY cress heads, ready for spring!
April 2015 – Charlie Cookson Foundation– Donation TBC
March 2015 – Josie’s Dragonfly Trust. We raised £83.52 from selling home made mothers day, easter gifts and Josie Badges.
February 2015 – Marie Curie. We raised £62.75 through a tea party themed pick a prize, selling cards and delicious sweets. We also hosted a clothing collection this month.
January 2015– Pancreatic Cancer Action. We raised £40.22 through selling a selection of quality home made cards.
December 14– North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund. We invited children to choose an icicle from our festive winter tree to win a prize. We raised £88!
November 14 – Operation Christmas Child. We collected 25 Shoe boxes packed with gifts and toys for children in poverty.
October 14: Maternity World Wide. We hosted weekly Knit and Natter sessions where participants knitted baby vests and blankets to be be sent out to developing countries. 2 large boxes were sent out, along with a donation of £26.50
September 14: National Autistic Society. Pick a Parcel was a huge success, raising a whopping £90!
August 14: Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust. We collected a large box of cat food, a donation of £17 and we even bagged a pet carrier for the hedgehogs.
July 14: St Oswald’s Hospice – Guess the name of the Dog with a lovely hamper prize raised over £30 for this cause.
June 14: Unique – We invited customers to take part in a summer themed quiz to win afternoon tea at the Ark. £40 raised!