June’s Angel of The Month

Mon Jun 14 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tonight two of our ambassadors; Mark and Michelle went out to visit Julie to give her a little surprise.
Earlier this year Julie broke both of her arms after a fall at home, during her recovery she had to put everything on hold to take care of her parents who had both become seriously ill at the same time, Sadly Julies father passed away following his illness.
Throughout all of this Julie worked tirelessly looking after her family whilst also working as a teaching assistant.
This is why we wanted to give Julie a treat to show our appreciation for her hard work, we have gifted her some flowers and a spa day at Ramside Hall Hotel to allow her to get some well needed day of relaxation after a very difficult few months


A Treat for Oliver after a tough year

Wed Jun 09 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have been out to visit 8-year-old Oliver to give him a little pick me up after he has faced a very difficult year.
Oliver and his family have been facing bereavement for multiple family members in a short space of time, then during this time Oliver and his mam Amy were involved in a car accident. We wanted to put a smile on his face after all of the difficulties he has faced in such a short space of time
We would like to give a big thank you to Just Sparkle Teepee Sleepover Packages who have donated a teepee sleepover party for Oliver to enjoy with his friends.


Family getaway for terminally ill Julie

Sun Jun 06 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Members of our team have been out to visit Julie Bennett to present her with an overnight stay at the Angel Trust Treehouse.
Julie has recently been diagnosed with cancer and within a few days was told that it is untreatable. Julies step daughter Michelle said "we barely had time to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis let alone the fact it was terminal. Julie’s been a nurse and worked in care for 30 years and has even worked through the entire pandemic on the frontline not knowing she had cancer so was at a massive risk.! We are beyond relief she didn’t catch covid"
We wanted to treat Julie and her family to an overnight stay at the Angel Trust Treehouse to allow them to spend some quality time together and finally relax after what they have been through these past few months!


Sleepover Surprise for 3 year old Harry

Thu Jun 03 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Wednesday we visited 3 year old Harry and his mam Nadine to surprise him with a special treat kindly donated by Just Sparkle Teepee Sleepover Packages
In February 2021 Harry attended an optician review which identified he had a brain tumour, this was a big shock to Harry's parents and he had to have the tumour removed within the same month. Thankfully Harry is recovering well and has started back at Nursery.
We surprised Harry with a teepee sleepover package that he can enjoy with his friends and family to bring back some normality into his life


Angel Trust Treehouse Surprise

Wed May 26 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last night our CEO, Clair McGregor and trustee Paul Anderson went out to visit Emma and her family to surprise them with an overnight stay at the Angel Trust Treehouse
Emma and her family have been amazing at caring for Emma’s Mam Julie, who has been through a very difficult time over the past few years. Including losing sight in one eye, then being diagnosed with breast cancer which she is still receiving treatment for.
Throughout all of this Emma’s son Harry also became ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, meaning the whole family have had to adapt to ensure Harry is healthy. He has not let this get in the way of his life and he has even been teaching his peers about the illness.
We hope you all enjoy this well-deserved break.


Cheque presented from outgoing Mayor

Mon May 24 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Angel Trust were delighted to be invited to the Bishop Auckland Town Council meeting last night to be presented with a cheque from the outgoing Mayor Cllr Joy Allen. Due to COVID and the severe restrictions on public meetings and events Cllr Allen staged fundraisers over an 18 month period in aid of Angel Trust.
Clair Mcgregor Angel Trust CEO - who received a cheque for £ 4, 792, said it has been a very supportive partnership working alongside The Town Council especially in a year where events were planned with such uncertainty and unfortunately cancelled however the community may be assured the funding will make fundamental differences to a lot of people's lives within the area.
For the remaining 6 months of Cllr Allens 2 years in office, funds were raised for SSAFA who received £1, 205


Specialist swing funded for local family

Sun Apr 25 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A few weeks ago we funded a special needs swing for a family in Newton Aycliffe with thanks to our generous donors and fundraisers! We have just received some pictures of Sofia from her mam who would like to share her thanks;
"We would like to say a HUGE thank you to The Angel Trust and all of its supporters. Sofia absolutely loves the swing and it means a lot to us as it makes her so happy"
20 month old Sofia has an extremely rare metabolic disease called Non Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, which is a life limiting condition that causes global development delay, low muscle tone, problems with eating and seizures. Due to this Sofia needs extra support and cannot use regular childrens equipment.
The special needs swing allows Sofia to play outside and feel like a 'typical' toddler whilst working on her vestibular, Which is essential especially as she has been shielding at home for over a year.


Making memories for 18 year old Jamie

Tue Apr 20 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

What an honour it was to visit 18-year-old Jamie Dowson and his family to surprise them with an overnight stay in the Angel Trust Tree House. Jamie was diagnosed last year with Grade 4 Gioblastoma prior to his diagnosis Jamie was a fit, healthy young man, enjoying college, learning to drive and a weekend job at the local railway station.
One Saturday morning Jamie didn’t feel well and collapsed; they discovered the devastating news Jamie had a brain tumour. Jamie then had brain surgery followed by radio therapy and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, due to his treatment and shielding Jamie didn’t get chance to celebrate his 18th Birthday. We hope you can celebrate your Birthday in the Tree House with your family and make some amazing memories.
Clair Mcgregor visited Jamie with Ellie Anderson a volunteer at the trust. Clair commented “it was a very emotional visit, with neighbours recognising us and cheering before we rang the doorbell. Mam and dad crying as soon as they opened the door. It is a visit I will never forget, Jamie you’re a remarkable brave young man.”
It’s fantastic that Angel Trust can direct funds raised from the local community to create magical moments like this.


Angel Trust adopt luxury treehouse

Thu Apr 08 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For almost 3 years our trustees have wanted to give our community a retreat, an escape and a little indulgence. We thought maybe a caravan or a chalet but then we unanimously decided we wanted to give you more!
We at Angel Trust are super excited to reveal not only have we secured a luxury getaway but we have adopted our very own luxury treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel, to be used by members of our community that are in need of a break, an escape or a retreat.
Our board of trustees will carefully select from applications made for a family/group to take a well-deserved break in The Angel Trust Treehouse.
Applications may well be a family that is going through a difficult time or this accommodation could pose as respite from whatever difficulties someone is currently facing, or maybe you know someone who has gone above and beyond and really deserves some ‘me time’ to show their efforts have not gone unnoticed.
The Angel Trust Treehouse will allow people to take time out and look after them! To prevent becoming tired, exhausted, run down, but could also be used as a family bonding experience to spend much needed time away with their loved ones.
We at Angel Trust truly want to give back the very best we can, and by adding a luxury Treehouse as an escape for the people of our community is definitely something to be proud of.
Please contact us if you would like to submit an application form:


150 Easter Eggs donated to members of the community

Thu Apr 01 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Today our ambassadors have delivered over 150 Easter eggs to members of the community in the Eldon lane x coronation x Eldon x close house x and gurney valley area
Happy Easter from all of us at Angel Trust!


Essential Items purchased for terminally ill, Louise

Tue Mar 09 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our ambassador Tess Tickle met with Louise and her 16-year-old son (socially distanced and following government guidelines).
Louise was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2019 unfortunately the illness progressed and in November 2020 Louise was told that she was terminal and would have between 12-18 months to live. During this period Louise moved in with her sister for support and care however, when the time had come for Louise to return to her home, she discovered that her home had been burgled and most of her belongings had been taken.
She has now managed to gain tenancy for a new property and with the help of Macmillan Joining the Dots has gained some second hand furniture but was still in need of a Fridge/Freezer and Dryer which are essential for Louise to have due to the progression of her cancer.
This is where Angel Trust come in, we have donated a Fridge/Freezer and Dryer to Louise to take the financial strain away from her but also to help her to remain as independent as possible and take care of her son.
This is where your donations go... to local people in need that just need a helping hand!


Bishop Auckland family helped after losing half their belongings in devastating house fire

Thu Jan 14 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


Angel Trust Toy Appeal 2020

Mon Dec 21 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lots of deliveries going out to local families.
We would just like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers that have helped prepare and pack, the delivery drivers that will be out and about today and tomorrow delivering presents.

And of course everyone that has donated to our Toy Appeal, without your generous donations we would not be able to help hundreds of local families!

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£415.55 raised by Crook Golf Club

Sat Nov 21 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thank you to Crook Golf Club Ltd
Golf Captain, Michael Clough for choosing Angel Trust as his chosen charity for the past year
We are very grateful to announce that the fundraising total is £415.55. The funds raised will help many local people in need during these difficult times


Angel Trust have saved the phone box to prevent it being disposed of by BT

Sun Nov 08 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Angel Trust have saved the phone box to prevent it being disposed of by BT.
All the legalities are with BT and should be in Angel Trusts possession by the end of November.
Hundreds of Phone boxes across the country are being de-commissioned because everyone has a mobile these days, However we feel it’s part of Bishop Auckland Market Place’ landscape.
The box will have no telephone but will be utilised as a mini “ town information centre “


Over 60 Halloween Hampers delivered to the community

Fri Oct 30 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

All the legalities are with BT and should be in Angel Trusts possession by the end of November.


Angel Trust & JG Miller Christmas Cards

Thu Oct 15 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have been working on something very exciting with local artist JG Miller... Introducing Angel Trust Charity Christmas Cards
Each pack includes 2 of each design and envelopes.
Artworks included:
Snowstorming The Castle
Silent Night
Winter Drawers On
100% of the proceeds go to The Angel Trust


Ladies Day Festival featured in The Northern Echo

Wed Aug 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Angel Trust had planned to stage its flagship event in May, in a marquee that would have held 1,200 glammed-up women.

After it was cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions, the Bishop Auckland-based charity worked with venue Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, to hold an outdoor socially-distanced alternative.


Local MP signs up to marathon challenge in aid of Angel Trust

Wed Aug 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Local MP signs up to marathon challenge in aid of Angel Trust


Food Parcels delivered to users of Home Group

Mon Jun 08 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Over the past few weeks, we have delivered over 100 food parcels to the service users of Home Group in Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Crook and Newton Aycliffe.

Home Group are one of the leading providers of affordable and supported housing for people in the UK. They work to deliver improvements to communities and provide homes for those who may struggle to get them.

Angel Trust are delighted to work together with Home Group in order to benefit their service users.


The Auckland Project Closed Door Open Heart

Thu Jun 04 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have been working with The Auckland Project on the Closed Door Open Heart initiative during the ongoing pandemic to distribute meals to those in need within our community.


Bishop Auckland Taxi Driver completes care home singing tour to raise funds for Angel Trust

Sat May 30 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bishop Auckland Taxi Driver completes care home singing tour to raise funds for Angel Trust.


Bishop Turns Blue

Wed May 20 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Over the past 10 weeks the world has changed due to the Coronavirus, Covid-19 and the country has shown its appreciation to the NHS, carers, frontline staff and key workers with the weekly ‘clap’ and many other initiatives.

One of these initiatives has seen various iconic buildings across the North East being lit up blue and have included the Angel of the North and Durham Cathedral.


We are supplying PPE to local care homes

Mon May 11 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Angel Trust are providing much needed PPE to many of the care homes in the Bishop Auckland area.
We are proud to be supporting those that are working in the care sector during this difficult time and those that are in desperate need of PPE.


Helping a family who have lost possessions due to a house fire.

Tue Feb 26 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Emma and Tess had the upmost pleasure of meeting a wonderful family who have had the most horrific time. In January Samantha and her family witnessed their home and personal possessions be destroyed in a house fire. After hearing about this, Angel Trust hand delivered some gifts to Heidi and baby Harley-Micheal as well as helping Samantha with some household items to rebuild their home..


£750 awarded to local family

Wed Feb 13 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have granted £750 to a local family to help fund a trip to Lourdes via a specialist jumbulance. Kate has born on 27th February 2009 normally but after 2 weeks contracted streptococcus b which led on to meningitis.


Thank You Aiden

Mon Jan 07 2019 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thankyou Aiden for your very generous donation to our chosen charity, The Angel Trust. Aiden has raised a fantastic £33 over the school holidays by doing jobs around the house and selling items he no longer needed. A lovely boost to our collecting tin in the Just like Grandma's shop in fore Bondgate


Scarlett Moffatt and The Angel Trust bring festive cheer to children in hospital

Mon Dec 24 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A CHARITY fronted by television personality Scarlett Moffatt brought gifts and festive cheer to children in hospital across the region.


Newcastle United Mascott Winner

Sat Dec 22 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our mascot winner for the Newcastle Match. He’s so excited, received his strip, ready to meet the players for a kick about.


Visit to the Women’s Refuge at Bishop Auckland

Sun Dec 16 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bishop Auckland such an amazing place, everyone made us feel so welcome. We handed over lots of Christmas gifts including a PlayStation, we also granting there wish for a “ Teenage Den”


Ambassador Scarlett Moffatt wins big on the Chase

Sun Dec 16 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Didn’t she do us proud, thank you to our Ambassador Scarlett Moffatt. £5500 for Angel Trust we are all ecstatic. Well done Scarlett.


Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt helps disabled child

Sun Nov 11 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Read the full story and watch the video on the Northern Echo website, linked below


Bargains galore in our Halloween store!

Sun Oct 14 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Your one-stop shop for spooky, scary, animated, laughing, howling and hackling Halloween decorations, Halloween props, Halloween T.lights, and Halloween tableware as well as amazing Children's Halloween costumes


New Angel Trust team kit

Thu Jun 28 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bishop Auckland Boxing club have just returned from Monks Town near Dublin northern Ireland
after competing in an International bout that saw over 23 nations attending the 3 day
competition . Prior to their trip charity CEO Clair Mcgregor from “ The Angel Trust “ presented
each of the competitors with their new sponsored kit .


Fairytale Memorial Garden

Tue May 08 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Donation and plaque purchased for the Fairytale Memorial Garden. In memory of Indianna Rose Maddison. Happy we could help you hit your target. In memory of a “very special little girl”


Chief Executive Appointed

Sat Mar 31 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A County Durham mother and entrepreneur with in depth knowledge and experience of business, fundraising and events management has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Angel Trust.


Meet The Aycliffe Angels

Sat Mar 31 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our local football club, Newton Aycliffe Youth FC, have been developing kids in football since 1989, starting as a group of dedicated parents to the award winning club it is today. The club is very proactive in getting kids involved in sport and more recently this includes girls football


Angel Trust Suport SPACE Mental Health

Sat Mar 31 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Angel Trust Trustees & Ambassadors enjoyed a visit to space they spent time with the staff, children and parents. Space provides mental health support for children and young adults in our community


Scarlett Moffatt Launches New Charity

Fri Mar 30 2018 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Scarlett Moffatt launches new charity for those close to home.


Rememberance Day

Sun Mar 11 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Angel Trust presented a cheque to the British Legion for £100 before their tribute window in the former McIntyre store in Bishop Auckland .

The store is currently a Christmas store , however one of the windows has been dedicated to our fallen war service men and women .​

On Sunday the Angel Trust are truly honoured to lay their own tribute at the Remembrance service in Bishop Auckland market place