supporting valuable causes

Charity and Partnerships

Here at Spanish City, we are dedicated to supporting valuable causes through match, player and kit sponsorships, special events, fundraising activities, donations - and much more. With supporting local causes at the heart of everything we do, as well as selecting a local charity, national charity and a local team of the year, we also support other local charities and teams in a variety of ways.

Please read more about our selected charities and sponsorships below and, if possible, consider donating to their causes.

Local Charity of the Year

True Colours Theatre

True Colours Theatre was founded in 2014. It is a place where all children and young people can go to experience performing arts in an inclusive, non-judgemental and nurturing environment. The majority of its members have additional needs such as Autism, ADHD, anxiety disorders, physical and life-limiting conditions and various mental health issues. True Colours Theatre allows everyone to enjoy being able to express themselves in a structured and supportive way, without fear of judgement, prejudice or criticism.

At True Colours Theatre, differences are celebrated and each of its class sessions aim to encourage meaningful friendships between its members, so that young people have someone who is able to understand and support them. It also works within the local community and educational settings to deliver sensory workshops and delivers palliative support to children with life-limiting conditions in hospital settings.

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National Charity of the Year

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

The RNLI was founded as the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck in 1824. It changed its name to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1854 and has worked tirelessly for almost 200 years to save lives at sea. The RNLI’s research and rescue service help to educate, influence, supervise and rescue those at risk from drowning, and has pioneered developments in lifesaving at sea.

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Local Sponsorship of the Year

Rockcliff Girls Rugby Whitley Bay

Rockcliff Girls Rugby club are a rugby union team based at Whitley Bay Rockcliff RFC. It was established at the start of the 2008/2009 season and, since then, the team’s coaching staff have created an under 13’s, under 15’s and under 18’s teams for girls. Alongside coaching the girls to develop their rugby skills, the club actively encourages its players to get their refereeing certificates so that they have a better understanding of the game and can further develop their interpersonal skills.

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Local Sponsorship

Whitley Bay Football Club

The present Whitley Bay Football Club was formed in 1950 and was known as Whitley Bay Athletic. The club’s home ground is at Hillheads Park, which has a maximum capacity of 4,500. The club spent all of the 1990s playing in the Northern Premier League and now plays in the Northern League Division One.

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Fisherman's Mission, local centre - North Shields

More than 13,000 people work in fishing: the UK’s toughest and most dangerous peacetime occupation. At sea, they face death and injury with an average of 15 fishermen killed or seriously injured every year. On land, many struggle with insecurity and debt. And for the 50,000 retired fishermen and their families, the fishing may have ended but the hardship continues as they face debt, scant savings, loneliness and isolation.

The Fishermen’s Mission reaches out to both active and retired fishermen by providing practical, spiritual and financial support – as well as a vital emergency response service.

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