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Welcome to the Alan Shearer Foundation

My Foundation was set up to directly support the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle: a highly specialist, disability, respite, residential and social provision for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.

We need to raise at least £250,000 every year to ensure that we can continue to provide free sensory and specialist leisure activities and offer free and subsidised respite breaks for profoundly disabled children and adults.

I can't do this alone so I depend on your help, through fundraising ventures, attending our events and donations, to ensure that these facilities are maintained and developed for the future.

Thank you for your support.

Alan Shearer CBE, DL

Did you know?

Since the launch in 2012 and up to 31 March 2018 the Foundation, together with the help and fundraising initiatives of the people of the North East and beyond, have raised a staggering £2.93 million.

How has this been spent?

75.8% disbursed to St Cuthbert's Care for charitable purposes
19.7% on fundraising costs, principally the cost for the annual Foundation Ball
4.5% on Alan Shearer Foundation administration

A summary of how St Cuthbert's Care has spent the £2.22 million at the Alan Shearer Centre is shown below:

  • To help fund the Activity Centre's running costs £1,335,000
  • To fund additional stays at the charity’s Short Break Centre £98,000
  • 2013/14 Lilac sensory room refit £29,000
  • 2014/15 Sensory room refits, new equipment, outdoor sensory equipment £198,000
  • 2015/16 Additional sensory room equipment £39,000
  • 2016/17 Expansion and refurbishment of the hydrotherapy pool £500,000
  • 2016/17 New sensory playground equipment £21,000

On behalf of St Cuthbert's Care and all the members of the Alan Shearer Centre, I thank the Alan Shearer Foundation for their continued support.

Nic Gilbert ACMA, CGMA
Director of Finance
St Cuthbert's Care