Speaking from personal experience, this service would have been of great use to me and my Mam during the days when I cared for her at home. I can see how the additional help and the right expertise out of hours will be of great benefit to many people in the region.
I've recently been learning about how The Children's Foundation are helping to make The Great North Children's Hospital a centre for excellence in children's healthcare for this region, similar to Great Ormond Street in London.
The new children's hospital will be a fantastic resource, where children with life threatening and life limiting conditions from the North East and beyond, can receive the very best treatment.
The Children's Foundation wants to make that time in hospital as comfortable and stress free as possible. They are aiming to provide world-class, high-tech facilities, activities and equipment to help aid a child's recovery.
If you've never seen the hospital then I'd recommend that you walk past the RVI in Newcastle one day. It's a striking building that really stands out and catches the eye. I'm sure it will become quite iconic in our region once it fully opens.
So I'm sure you'll agree that the money raised from the sale of this shirt will be put to great use by the 2 charities. Howay lads and lasses! Let's get bidding!