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23 March 2019 - The Ron Tailford NEPAC St Oswald's Way walk starting 5th June 2019
This year Ron's son Tony is walking St Oswald's Way to raise funds for NEPAC rather than organising a Golf Day.  This 97 mile walk starts at Heavenfield, on Hadrian's Wall near Chollerford, and ends on Holy Island.  Tony thought it very fitting to tackle this walk as he loves Northumberland and knows it was very close to NEPAC's founder George Walker's heart as well.Tony will start his walk from Heavenfield on Wednesday 5th June staying over at Kirkwhelpington, Felton and Beadnell and hopefully completing the walk in 4 days.  He would be pleased if anyone wants to join him for a day or part of a day.

If you would like to sponsor Tony and help him raise his target of £5000 for NEPAC, then please click http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tonytailford

 

20 March 2019 - Further funding by NEPAC for cancer patient care
At their recent meeting, the Trustees approved the following donations, totalling £12,000, to support cancer patient care in the North East:
                                   £2,000 - St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne
                                   £2,000 - Northumberland Cancer Support Group, Hexham
                                   £2,000 - Hospice Care North Northumberland, Berwick-upon-Tweed
                                   £2,000 - Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne
                                   £2,000 - Willow Burn Hospice, Lanchester
                                   £2,000 - Alice House Hospice, Hartlepool

 

14 July 2018 - Another red hot Golf Day
The 3rd annual Ron Tailford NEPAC Golf Day took place in glorious sunshine on Friday 15th June at Prudhoe Golf Club.  It was a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed themselves.  The silent auction and raffle prizes were fantastic and a total of just over £10000 was raised, of which £7307 was able to be donated to NEPAC.   Thanks are due to Tony Tailford and his team for again organising this event, and to all golfers who took part and helped raise this wonderful sum of money.  Thanks too to all sponsors and others who donated gifts, and to Prudhoe Golf Club for hosting the event.

 

4 April 2018 - Further funding by NEPAC for research and patient care                                                                                                                    At their recent meeting the Trustees agreed to continue the part-funding of an Honorary Consultant in Haematology within the Newcastle Hospitals Trust for a further year at a cost of around £50,000.  They also approved donations of £8,000 to support cancer patient care in the region.

 

22 June 2017 -  A red hot Golf Day
The Golf Day held at Prudhoe Golf Club last Friday was very successful and raised over £5300 for our charity.  Thank you to the Tailford family for organising the event and to all those golfers who took part and helped to raise this wonderful sum of money.

 

10 April 2017 -  WOW what a concert!!
The 300 or so who attended this 22nd Suzanne Manuell concert last Saturday night in the Civic Centre, Newcastle were treated to a wonderful evening of music, which ended with a standing ovation. Suzanne (soprano) and Stephen Aviss (tenor) were in fine voice and performed a lovely variety of solos and duets, accompanied as always by Anthony Seddon, and pianist Victoria Robinson showed her talent with a dazzling display of piano playing.  Although advertised as the last concert, this may now not be the case so please watch this space!


31 March 2017 -  Further funding by NEPAC for research and patient care 
At their recent meeting, the Trustees agreed to fund the appointment of a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Lymphoma Research Group, Newcastle University Medical School for 2 years at a cost of around £70,000.  They also approved donations of £13,000 to support cancer patient care in the region.

 

16 March 2017 - New NEPAC website now online
For some time now, our website has been out of date and in need of a redesign.  Following our call for help in our recent Newsletter, the grandson of one of our loyal supporters, Sam Nockels, came forward to offer his help.  Sam is a student at Newcastle University and we are most grateful to him for his help in redesigning the new website which is now online.  Many thanks, Sam.