Smile campaign

Our children's unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is undergoing a major renovation - and our charity has launched the Smile fundraising campaign to raise money for the extra little things that make a difference when children visit us.

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This includes calming artwork in the corridors, waiting room furniture, and TV and iPads for children to use in the waiting area. This will make children more comfortable when they attend hospital appointments and provide a much-needed distraction while they have treatment.


Help us raise money and enter the Smile artwork competition

We’re asking children to draw or paint us a picture of something that makes them smile and donate a minimum of £1 to the charity as an entry fee.

The winning entries will be proudly displayed in the newly renovated children’s unit at the hospital. And everyone who enters will be in with the chance of winning Smyth’s Toys vouchers.

smile graphicCategories:       

  • Age 3-5

  • Age 6-8

  • Age 9-11

  • Age 12-16 (up to 18 if in SEN setting)

Winners will receive:

  • Their picture/artwork displayed in the newly renovated Children’s Unit

  • 2 x 1st Prize = £50.00 Smyth’s Toys Gift Voucher

  • 2x 2nd Prize = £30.00 Smyth’s Toys Gift Voucher

  • 2x 3rd Prize = £20.00 Smyth’s Toys Gift Voucher

All pictures should be photographed and emailed to by Thursday 10th June 2021 and should include the name, age, and school (if applicable) for each child’s entry.

Please ensure original pictures are kept and we will arrange collection of the winning pictures.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 15th June 2021 with a plan to meet with winners to collect pictures and take a photograph at school between Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th June 2021.

Donate or help us fundraise 

Our local community and businesses have shown amazing support over the last year and we would like to call on your generosity once more to help support this project. 

You can do this by 'making a pledge' and…….

  • Make a donation (see how to do this below)

  • Run your own fundraising event. You need to be registered with our charity before fundraising on our behalf. Complete the fundraising form and email it back to:

  • You can choose to gift match

  • Donations of things which are needed for the newly renovated Children’s Unit i.e. TV, iPads, outdoor furniture etc

  • Businesses who could donate prizes which can be raffled to help boost funds would also be greatly appreciated.


How to donate

  • Visit our JustGiving page

  • Cheque (made payable to QE Charitable Funds - with reference on reverse of cheque: Fund 2021)

  • Bank Transfer (Stating reference – Fund 2021) to: QE Charitable Funds, Lloyds TSB, Account No: 00254342, Sort Code: 30-93-43

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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