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101 Challenge

Every year, approximately 101 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the North East and Cumbria. To mark this number, we bring you our 101 Challenge.

Can you pledge to fundraise £101, that’s £1 for every child diagnosed in our region? You can fundraise in any way to signify the 101 children and young people diagnosed, as a reminder to us that this is the number that continues year after year, and we want to do something about it! Read on for some inspirational and creative fundraising ideas, and how to set up your 101 Challenge. Let’s do this together!

How to start your 101 Challenge?

1. Choose your challenge

Choose a challenge that works for you - they all count, but feel free to be as creative and ambitious as you would like! Whatever challenge you choose, we simply ask that you pledge to raise £101... £1 represented for every child or young person diagnosed in our region.

2. Create a 101 Challenge JustGiving page

By creating a 101 Challenge JustGiving page you can keep all of your donations or sponsorship in one place. The funds come direct to us and you can easily see how much you've raised or add any off-line donations if you need to.

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3. Request your resource pack

We can provide you with a range of resources to make your fundraising easy. We have everything from t-shirts, running vests, pens, pencils, bunting, collection buckets and more. Contact the team to find out how we can help.

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You can also donate directly to our cause now...

101 Bells – help us raise awareness of childhood cancer

To represent the 101 children and young people diagnosed with cancer in our region and signify the bell that we aim for children to be able to ring at the end of treatment, we will need you to help us to raise awareness of childhood cancer in the North East and Cumbria.

If you find one of our bells please re-hide it (not too well) at any creative location you can think of in our region. Don’t forget to take a picture of it (and include yourself in the picture too if you can), and share it on social media with hashtags #CancerBell and #ChildrensCancerNorth . Once you’ve hidden it, it will give someone else a chance to find it, re-hide it, share a picture on social media and so on…

Happy hiding!

The Bell - a poem written by Jenny Pearson

During our 101 Challenge Launch in 2021, we were very proud and grateful to be able to share this very special poem about the sounding of the bell at the end of cancer treatment. It was written for us by the lovely Jenny Pearson – local published children’s author and teacher. Jenny did a workshop with some of the young people that have been through, or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer at the Great North Children’s Hospital, and then wrote this poem to help us raise awareness of childhood cancer. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to the families that helped with this project, and of course the young people who performed and helped to inspire Jenny.

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