Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council have partnered with local charity Connected Voice.

They want to raise money from local businesses and residents through the Spirit of Christmas appeal.  More information is available and donations to the Newcastle and Gateshead Spirit of Christmas appeal can be made at the Virgin Money Donate page. 

Funding will be distributed to local charities as quickly as possible, and so boost depleted funds and support efforts in local communities in the lead up to and during the festive season.