About Us And The Causes We Support

Adderstone Foundation supports and provides funds for important charities and causes. Our support is not limited to the North East, where possible we like to make an impact both at home and abroad.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Adderstone Foundation focuses its efforts on funding projects, initiatives, events and programmes across four key areas. 



Supporting projects where the health and well-being of people is at the centre of the cause, whether this be physical, social or mental health.

We understand that the key to many patients' recovery is the vital help and support that many charities provide.

Without fundraising, they are unable to offer advice and guidance to those in need or their friends and family who are also affected by their condition. 


Through our links with schools and educational charities, Adderstone Foundation strives to be able to support educational charities, projects and programmes.

We endeavour to improve access to educational tools, equipment, methods and teaching for both children and adults. 


Adderstone Foundation welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in the community in which we are based and to benefit communities further afield.

Through a wide ranging mix of community projects the Foundation has been able to build up significant links and support networks with other charities and community groups. 


Adderstone Foundation is a huge supporter in enabling access to quality sport, for adults and children.

We harness the power of sport to bring people together, to encourage networking, to tackle social exclusion and to create participation in a vast range of areas.

Adderstone Foundation has become a keen supporter of many thriving sporting clubs, enabling more people to be positively engaged in sport and our work in this area has enabled those that may not typically have access to certain sports, the opportunity to participate, grow confidence and improve fitness. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to work with important charities and worthy causes to raise funds and awareness, in turn improving lives and giving opportunities to many hundreds of people.

This support appears in a number of forms including sponsorship, donations and creating special experiences.

At the heart of all of our efforts our intention is to

'make good stuff happen'

Our Vision

The Adderstone Foundation brings together all of Adderstone Group’s charitable giving. It is managed and overseen by a team of executives and a board of trustees.

The Adderstone Foundation’s executives and trustees work together to achieve the charitable mission of having an impact on people’s lives, giving people new opportunities and ‘making good stuff happen’.

Our vision is to partner with important charities and worthy causes, both locally and further afield, to help raise funds that will improve lives and give opportunities to many hundreds of people.

This support appears in a number of forms including sponsorship, donations and creating special experiences.

To date, our work has included partnering with a host of well known and smaller charities to make a difference in the community. 

Case Study

Adderstone Foundation is the charity sponsor of the North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club who play their matches at The Northumberland Club in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. In two years' of sponsorship for the club, the team has more than trebled in size and now boasts two national champions to its name. Many of the club's members have openly stated the effect the sponsorship has had on their lives. 

Rosie Pybus said: "As a visually impaired person, tennis has become such a huge part of my life. Although I've only been playing for a relatively short time I have already exceeded personal barriers, proving to friends and family that playing tennis is possible when you are visually impaired!

“There is nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of walking on to court with my guide dog, Cain, by my left side, my racket on my back and sound balls rattling away in my backpack.

“The tennis network in the North East has been welcoming, friendly and most of all, supportive, which makes it an honour to represent the North East nationally and hopefully soon internationally too. We thank Adderstone Foundation for making it happen."


If you are interested in working with us or supporting us, there are a number of ways you can contact us depending on the nature of your enquiry.

Some Of The Charities Supported By Adderstone Foundation

The Adderstone Foundation would like to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all of the charities that continue to give so much support to the community and make a difference to people's lives.

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. At Cancer Research UK the team pioneer research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Their support depends entirely on public funding. 

  • The Prince's Trust is a youth charity which helps transform and inspire young lives. Are you aged 13-30 and looking to make a change in your life? If you're unemployed or struggling at school, The Prince's Trust can help you in a number of ways, including free training courses, brand new experiences, support, mentoring and finance.

  • The North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club is a club where people of all ages and abilities can play tennis and have fun. The group play with specially constructed soft sound balls which make the game accessible even to players who have limited or no sight.

  • Living with cancer can be lonely. Macmillan Cancer Support provide an essential source of support for those living with cancer and their families, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. 
  • Lupus Awareness UK is the national charity helping people with the immune system illness Lupus which is presently incurable. They support some 6,000 members through their Regional Groups and advise many others on the symptoms prior to diagnosis.

  • Thirteen Group is one of the North East's leading social housing organisations. Adderstone Group has partnered with Thirteen Group in their support of veterans from the region, providing support in cases of debt, homelessness and substance abuse. 

  • The British Heart Foundation is the UK's number one heart charity. It funds research, education, care and awareness campaigns aimed to prevent heart diseases in humans.

  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are your UK blood cancer charity. Every year they stop more people dying of blood cancer and their researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. They improve the lives of patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because they believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

  • The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is committed to beating bowel cancer in memory of the legendary footballer Bobby Moore.

  • World Vision is the world's largest international children's charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world's hardest places. 

  • Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Their goal is to find “better care for today and ultimately a cure for tomorrow”. Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK, with numbers forecast to increase to over one million by 2025.

  • The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England, individuals, groups, registered organisations, special and mainstream schools and hospitals can ask for our support to improve the lives of children with disabilities.

  • Based in South Shields, The Charlie Cookson Foundation provides financial support to parents of seriously ill children with life limiting conditions, that require 24 hour nursing care or specialist nursing facilities. 

  • The Good Will Cause was set up in memory of William Woods, who died suddenly on June 3 2014 aged 5, from a rare condition called childhood Burkitt Lymphoma. To celebrate Will’s life The Good Will Cause was set up by Will’s family and friends in the hope that something positive may come out of such a tragic loss. The majority of funds raised to The North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund, specifically to support the Burkitt’s lymphoma research team at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

  • The Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Their aim is work in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated.