The Biscuit Factory has today announced North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) and its sister charity Children’s Cancer Fund (CCF) as its first-ever charity partners.
The Biscuit Factory plans for fundraising include an upcoming luxury winter raffle with all proceeds going to CCF, and has pledged to donate 10% of sales in the gallery on the night of the raffle draw. Tickets are currently available from their website www.thebiscuitfactory.com and the winners drawn at their Christmas Lates ‘Calm before Christmas’ event on Wednesday 18th December.
NECCR is most famous for its annual Children’s Cancer Run held at Newcastle Racecourse, which sees around 10,000 fundraisers put their best foot forward to raise money for childhood cancer research. The Biscuit Factory will be collaborating on the run next year with plans underway to bring their creative connections to the event.
The charity is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, with 2019 being a record-breaking year for fundraising and engagement in its events. Over £30 million has been raised over the four decades to fund research into developing new treatments for childhood cancer and helping to improve survival rates. All the research is carried out by a team of world-class researchers based in the NECCR laboratories at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre in Newcastle.
Photo: NECCR held its 40th anniversary ball at The Biscuit Factory in November
The contemporary art gallery is also based in Newcastle, opening in 2002 after undergoing major renovation work. It is the largest commercial art, craft & design gallery in the UK, housed in a unique home which was a former Victorian warehouse, constructed in 1870.
Rachel Brown, General Manager at the Biscuit Factory said:
“We are delighted to be supporting CCF and NECCR. It goes without saying that the invaluable work carried out by these organisations, has an enormously positive impact on the many lives affected by this disease. These are organisations who provide hope, practical support and world class medical care and we are privileged to be supporting them to raise awareness and funds to further their pivotal progress.”