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Who are Charity Escapes?

We are a not-for-profit who matchmake companies willing to donate prizes to charities hosting fundraising events. We provide both donor and charity with a range of benefits tailored to suit their needs - and all at no cost.

Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for charities all across the UK! 


We are the getaway that gives back! 
Jeremy Middleton, Founder 
"Raising money for chariry is hard. Having worked in this sector for many years it struck me that there needs to be an easier way for charities to source prizes for their fundraising events. I also know it can be expensive to source prizes, as most of the money raised does not end up with the charity...which is wrong!

So I set up Charity Escapes sourcing prizes (high value and low cost) from companies willing to donate to good causes and matching those prizes with fundraising events benefitting a wide range of UK charities. It's early days but we are starting to make a real difference helping over 70 charities, raising hundreds of thousands for charity."


 

Rick McCordall, Project Director


I joined the Middleton Foundation in April 2016 to launch and manage Charity Escapes.

I have set up and sold both a successful Marketing and PR agency and a Holiday Lettings buiness in the North East. More recently, I have  supported a Darlington based charity through my own consultancy business, Accentuate (North East) Limited. Accentuate also works with Universities and Colleges to help graduates improve their skills and employability.

Our aim at Charity Escapes is to establish a go to website for charities who want to raise money at their event by offering auction or raffle pries without it costing them a lot of money. We also hope to work with more donors looking for a more strucutred and measurable approach to supporting good causes.

‚ÄčEmail: rick@charityescapes.com
Tel: 0191 3037837

Carly Sells, Donor Relations Manager 


Since graduating from Durham University I have predominantly worked as a Buyer and Retail Manager. Initially working for a boutique jewellery firm, I scoured Europe for the latest trends and played a fundamental role in the creation of their Northern flagship and Brick Lane pop up store.

I then moved into the art industry and went on to run a successful Fine Art Gallery and Exhibition Space for five years, securing some of the largest original artwork sales in the North East. 


My role within Charity Escapes involves finding new businesses who are looking to support charities and building relations with our current partners, providing them with numerous benefits and targeted sales and marketing opportunities.
 

‚ÄčEmail: carly@charityescapes.com
Tel: 0191 303 7837

Katie Johnston, Charity Account Executive 

I joined the Charity Escapes team in February 2018.

After graduating from Northumbria University Law School I went travelling around the cities of Europe, Thailand and Bali before moving to Prague to work for a Czech e-commerce company. I worked across various departments helping the company to launch their new line of clothing whilst also helping to draft legal contracts.

Upon my return to the UK I worked as a Legal Advisor for a large construction company before deciding I wanted to take a more creative route. I then joined a bespoke disability clothing company helping to develop their Social Media marketing profile to increase their customer base.

Prior to joining the team at Charity Escapes I was a Project Manager for a global graphic design and packaging organisation, working with large scale clients across Europe.

Email: Katie@charityescapes.com
Tel: 0191 303 7837

Contact Us!

Quayside Lofts
62 The Close
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 3RJ

0191 303 7837


 

 

 

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