Small change Can Make a Big Difference

April 2019

Each child at Bridgewater was sent home with a small empty milk bottle and were asked, if they were able, to fill the bottle with loose change. 

We raised a magnificent £450.34.All money raised will be used to support reading initiatives in school, which will further enhance the excellent work already taking place.

Thank you for your continued support.

I would like to give a huge Thank You to John Wright from St James Place Wealth Management. He presented Friends of Bridgewater with a check for £2200!!! This money is towards our children's counselling project that is having a crucial positive impact on them and their families. We would also like to thank the wonderful Tiana Wilson Buys from Talking Business for being instrumental in this.


We help and support the children of Bridgewater school and their families, using our well-being provision and extra-curricular activities.


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What we do:

Provide professional support, through external organisations, to those children and families within our school who require such support.
Organise and promote extra-curricular, out-of-school activities for children and their families.
Provide social activities to promote community cohesion.

Shortlisted for New PTA of the Year 2011 (NCPTA Gold Star Awards)

Previous Projects WE WERE involved with:

We were delighted to receive a grant from Positive People Positive Places to work with the Hat-Trick Project and some children from Bridgewater School. The project developed Junior Sport Leaders, while at the same time increasing their confidence and self-esteem. Those who completed the project received a nationally recognised certificate. 

Events we have delivered:

The Big Challenge 2017 - Please see the dedicated page on our website. 

The Big Walk 2016 - A sponsored walk from Bridgewater School in Scotswood, Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Tynemouth in North Tyneside. Held on Saturday 18th June 2016. A 15-mile walk, with an option to walk 5-miles for people who are unable to do the full journey. To date a grand total of £14,000 was raised, after costs. This is absolutely fantastic and will go a long way to supporting children and their families. 

Christmas Raffle, Cake selling, Summer Fete, Fortnightly coffee afternoons, Halloween Disco x 3!, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Making, Bingo, Pamper Day, Animation Summer Holiday Club, Christmas Fair, Kite Making Competition, Drama / Singing Holiday WorkshopsLettuce Bee - growing and caring for a variety of plants and foodstuffs, developing skills and highlighting the link between food and healthy eating. School holiday tirps – South Shields, Whitley Bay, Wet’n'Wild, Saltwell Park, among others.

If you would like to be a part of Friends of Bridgewater, either as part of the Management Committee or by providing your time to volunteer at events, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Charity No. 1142841

You can find out more about the school on their website.

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