Find out how your business can help support the Foundation and make a difference in the lives of disabled children and adults across the North East.

Over 70 years we have delivered over 30 million hours of care, education, therapy and support. Since the opening of our first school in 1953, the Percy Hedley Foundation has been committed to supporting people with disabilities to live their best lives possible. 12 pupils walked through the door in 1953 and fast forward to today; we support over 600 people every week across our education, learning, activity and residential services. The Foundation now supports people with complex learning difficulties, disabilities and additional communication needs, thanks to our team of over 1000 specialist staff. Running the Foundation is expensive, costing nearly £40m a year and support from businesses is crucial to enable us to continue offering the best services, equipment and buildings.


There are loads of different ways you and your colleagues can volunteer with us to make a difference within the Foundation. From painting and gardening to helping decorate for parties, there are plenty of opportunities for anyone wanting to get involved.

For more information on how you can help, contact our Volunteering Manager at

Read about Nissan's volunteering here  >


Can you help the Foundation fund a residential trip, a new trampoline, or additional therapy opportunities? Your funding helps us to provide specialist equipment and services for the people that we support. Examples include assisted technology to be used in the kitchen, such as a talking microwave and scales.

If you are interested in making a donation, get in touch with our fundraising team at


From the Great North Run to the Colour Rush, we have there are loads of events you and your team can take part in to support the Foundation and join #TeamPercyHedley. There are opportunities to take part in these events, as well as opportunities to sponsor. Sign up using the links below.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, get in touch with the fundraising team at

Great North Run  >Colour Rush  >

Golf Day

Companies from the North East are invited to ‘play to win’ the Percy Hedley Cup at Ramside Hall. Come and enjoy the 18-hole championship golf course, offering players of all abilities the opportunity to encounter the Ramside Hall Golf Club and support the Percy Hedley Foundation.

We also have sponsorship opportunities available for the event, which you can find out more about by clicking the button below.

Register your team here  >Sponsorship Opportunities  >

Percy Hedley Ball

For over 15 years The Percy Hedley Ball has been one of the region’s most popular and enduring charity balls, attracting over 300 guests each year. Since it began, the ball has raised nearly £1 million to support disabled children, young people and adults across the North East! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reserve your table now for our 2024 Ball, which will take place on Saturday 23rd November at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. Use the link below to reserve your table.

We also have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses, which you can find out more about in our sponsorship brochure.

Reserve your table here  >See sponsorship opportunities  >

Charity of the Year

Make the Percy Hedley Foundation your Charity of the Year! By making us your chosen charity, you will be making a huge difference to the lives of the 650 people with disabilities that we support each week across the whole Foundation, as well has having an impact on your local community. Our students, staff and residents can also help your business to learn more about accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to make Percy Hedley your charity of the year, get in touch with us at


#PaintTheToon Purple

#PaintTheToon is a fun and easy way businesses can get involved in fundraising for the Foundation. Launched in 2023 to celebrate our 70th birthday, we ask people all over the North East to get creative with the colour purple to raise as much money as possible. This could be something as simple as dressing up in purple and hosting a bake sale, or an athletic feat like a running challenge. Click the link below to find out more about #PaintTheToon and how you can get involved.

Find out more here  >


We are always looking to build relationships with businesses and organisations that can offer work experience placements for our students. We currently work with employers such as Greggs, Tyne and Wear Museums, and many more!

If you would like to get involved with offering employability opportunities, please contact Kerry Robinson on

Working at the Discovery Museum: Michael's Case Study  >

Visit Us

Come and meet the team! If you would like to visit one of our wonderful facilities and learn more about what we do here at the Percy Hedley Foundation, contact us on