Start of the Partnership with Foodbank

This milestone marks the start of the work Realise is doing for the Foodbank. Realise has offered space to the Foodbank to allow them to store greater amounts of stock, therefore helping more people in the community!

Start of the Partnership with Alice Charity

This milestone marks the start of the partnership with the Alice Charity. Realise fund some of the charity’s Big Cup sessions, allowing new parents to take part in sessions which help prevent isolation, encourage socialisation and friendship with other new parents.

Introduction of chair-based exercise classes

This milestone marks the amazing work we do with Aspire Housing schemes. Residents have the chance to take part in amazing chair-based exercise classes, funded by Realise, which help build strength and improve stamina. It's also a great chance to socialise!

CSCS Funding

Joe Warren, aged 18, from Blythe Bridge, completed his CSCS training to ensure he has the health and safety awareness to work on building sites. This training was paid for by Realise charity.

Start of the partnership with Wavemaker Stoke

This milestone marks the start of our partnership with Wavemaker Stoke. Through Realise funding, digital classes were made available apprentices to learn about 3D printing, digital tech and the internet over a five-week course.

Brand Refresh

In October 2016, we are aspire underwent a brand refresh.

Micheal Beesley’s Run for Realise

This milestone marks Micheal Beesley and his first ‘Run for Realise’! Michael has raised over £1000 for Realise and has been a fantastic supporter for the charity. His money has helped change many peoples lives in our communities.

Jackie Adams Raises £586 for Realise

Jackie Adams raised £586 for Realise charity, at a charity boxing event. The mother-of-two who runs Jack’s Convenience Store in Norton has always been a charitable person, regularly raising money for cancer charities. She added: “I would encourage others to consider doing something to raise money for Realise charity, it’s a great charity which is making a real difference to local young people, it’s worth shouting about.”

Charlie Bowers £500 Bursary

A teenager, with a passion for canoeing, was supported by Realise charity, as he targeted a place in future Olympics. Chris Bowers, aged 16, from Newcastle, applied for a bursary of £500 towards his new boat. Since then in 2018, Chris competed at the World Championships in Rio where he won gold in the Men’s K1 Team event with Joe Clarke and Bradley Forbes-Cryans.

The Lady in the Park Memorial

This moving memorial was created by PM Training and funded by Realise charity for Newcastle Borough Council. It was created to mark the 100th anniversary since the start of WW1. The sculpture is of Vera Brittain, she did a lot of campaigning for women’s suffrage and highlighted the impact on the population of losing male loved ones through the War.