Get Involved

The generosity and commitment of the charity's Trustees and Patrons help to shine a spotlight on Teesside for all the right reasons.

We are keen to get more individuals and businesses involved and together make Teesside a better place to live and work.

Here are a few ways for you to get involved:

Christmas Toy Appeal 

Christmas is a magical time of year for most of us. However, for many children in Teesside, through circumstances beyond their control, this is not the case.

One in three children in our region are living below the breadline and their families must make a tough choice between paying their bills or buying food, so Christmas is simply not feasible.

This year we have launched The Teesside Charity Christmas Toy Appeal to help families whose children may wake up on Christmas Day without a gift.

We are calling on the help and support of our community to help us provide as many gifts as possible to children suffering hardship. We can’t do this without your support.

You can help us bring the magic of Christmas to the children of Teesside by donating a gift or organising a collection in your workplace. You can either purchase a gift of your choice or purchase a gift from our Toy Appeal Amazon Wish List. Alternatively, you can donate funds to the Toy Appeal by visiting our ‘Donate’ page and we will purchase the gifts on your behalf.

Expression of Interest

Download the Expression of Interest Form

Donating a Gift

You can either purchase a gift of your choice or purchase a gift from our Toy Appeal Amazon Wish List – Visit our Amazon Wishlist.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept homemade or knitted items, and all gifts should be new and unwrapped to help with ease of distribution.

Gifts can be hand delivered or posted to The Teesside Charity, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough, TS6 6XJ by 24th November 2023.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQS page.

Request a Toy Appeal donation box

Sorry – we have no more donation boxes available.

Become a Patron

The Charity has more than 40 Patrons who make a considerable annual donation to the charity, enabling us to change lives on Teesside. Find out about our Patrons and speak to the team if you want to get involved.

View the benefits here.

Infant Hercules Club

This club is a new level of business membership of the charity and a great way to get involved. This new level of business membership of The Teesside Charity is perfect for successful but smaller businesses who can’t commit to the sums involved with being a Patron of the charity but who are keen to support our local charity work on a corporate level. For out more about the Infant Hercules Club or email the team on for details.

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Teesside Centurions

Teesside Centurions are regular charity supporters, donating £19 each and every month. Regular donations just like these enable us to carry out our work in the communities of Teesside. The Teesside Centurions are part of our fundraising army, people who are prepared to help make a real difference for the area we live in. Help us continue to make a difference to Teesside and join the Centurions today!

Please email for details on how to join or sign up via our CAF page by clicking the button below and selecting ‘I’d like to give regularly.

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There are a number of ways to get involved with the charity as a volunteer, including fundraising, giving your time and sharing your experience. If you would like to speak to us about getting involved and supporting the Charity, please get in touch with the team on

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Chosen Charity

If you are a business or organisation looking to select a chosen charity to support fundraising activities, we’d love to talk to you. Please get in touch with the team at to discuss this.