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Singer Brian McFadden with his winning Golf Rocks team. (L-R) Jamie Kenny, Eddie Loughlin, Brian McFadden, and Connor Gary

Celebrities swing into action for charity golf day in aid of the Bubble Foundation

Stars of the entertainment world teed off to raise vital funds for the region’s Bubble Foundation

David Fairlamb with members of the Beach Boot Camp getting ready for a charity midnight boot camp in aid of the Bubble Foundation

Tynemouth midnight beach bootcamp raises thousands for Bubble Foundation

Many people took part in a midnight beach bootcamp on Friday to help raise up to £2,000 for the Bubble Foundation

Taylor Clark with mum Louise in the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital

Sunderland baby boy's life is saved by North East's Bubble Unit

Bubble baby Taylor Clark is well on the road to recovery following a life-saving bone marrow transplant

The Great North Children's Hospital at the RVI in Newcastle

Tynemouth midnight beach bootcamp will raise vital funds for Bubble Foundation

A fun midnight beach bootcamp is being held on Longsands beach in Tynemouth to raise money for the Bubble Foundation

The Journal Fit Factor contestants visit the RVI Bubble Unit, pictured with Gill Johnston Bubble Unit fundraiser

Fit Factor team pledge their support for Bubble Foundation

Our Fit Factor finalists will do the Bupa Great North Run to raise vital funds for the Bubble Foundation

Brian McFadden with Isaac Connelly during his time in the unit

Celebrity golf day set to raise vital funds for Bubble Foundation

Celebrities will be swinging into action to help Bubble Foundation with fundraising charity golf day

Taxi Driver Kevin Carr has decorated his taxi with the Bubble Foundation Logo

Newcastle taxi driver helps raise funds for the Bubble Foundation

Taxi driver Kevin Carr has had his cab decorated in the Bubble Foundation logo to help raise funds for the North East charity

Finlay Kennedy with parents Fraser and Leanne

Houghton-le-Spring youngster battles undiagnosed immune deficiency

Youngster Finlay Kennedy has a rare immune system problem that is so rare it is not fully understood by health experts

Steve Harmison appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland

Ashington cricketer Steve Harmison has been given a royal accolade making him the Queen’s official representative for the county

Melody Davies with her bone marrow donor Ian Burns

County Durham bone marrow donor gives gift of life to brave Melody Davies

County Durham bone marrow donor becomes close friends with the family whose life he changed forever

Santa in his grotto at The Venue, in Cramlington’s Manor Walks shopping centre

Santa's grotto raises money for the Bubble Foundation

Santa's grotto at a Northumberland shopping centre has raised hundreds of pounds for the Bubble Foundation

Panache Fashion Show at The Diamond Inn, Ponteland in aid of The Bubble Foundation

Newcastle fashion show raises funds for Bubble Foundation

Hundreds of pounds is raised by a charity fashion show organised by owners of a North East clothes shop

Professor Andrew Cant, director of the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital

Newcastle Bubble Unit loses out on charity donations

A leading consultant at Newcastle's Bubble Unit says top centres for research into childhood illnesses are overlooked as donations go to southern hospital

P&G staff support the Bubble Foundation, Andy Sherwood, Ruth Humpherson and Judith Cordner

Industrial giant Procter and Gamble backs the Bubble Foundation charity

Bubble Foundation adopted as Procter and Gamble staff charity for next two years guaranteeing source of income set to bring in tens of thousands of pounds

Staff at Waitrose have been helping to raise funds for the Bubble Foundation

Leading supermarket raises hundreds for Bubble Foundation

The Newcastle branch of supermarket Waitrose has raised hundreds of pounds for the Bubble Foundation thanks to its Community Matters programme

Patient Robbie Young with his parents, in the Bubble Unit at the RVI

Funds flood in to help the Bubble Foundation

People across the region have raised thousands of pounds for the Bubble Foundation since the start of a Journal campaign

Zara Shaen Albright, 21 who was a patient in the Bubble Unit when she was a baby

Bubble Baby survivor Zara backs The Journal's campaign to support Foundation

Zara was diagnosed with the rare genetic condition and spent more time in Newcastle’s Bubble Unit than any child treated there

Bubble Unit director Professor Andrew Cant

Medical expert warns North loses out to the South in research funding

Prof Andrew Cant, director of the Bubble Unit at Newcastle's Great North children's Hospital, has raised concerns that the region is often overlooked when it comes to grants for important medical research programmes

Brian McFadden with Isaac Connelly during his time in the unit

Celebrities back The Journal's Bubble Foundation campaign

The Journal's Bubble Foundation campaign is being supported by a host of celebrities

Austin Sweeney, 4, who needs a bone marrow transplant

Bubble Unit offers hope for young Whitley Bay leukaemia sufferer Austin

The parents of a child needing a bone marrow transplant are backing The Journal's Bubble Foundation campaign

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