The Alan Shearer Foundation launched on the 31 May 2012, with the aim of supporting disability in the North East.

For many disabled children and adults the facilities are there but not for them many supposedly inclusive environments provide access but fall short on participation or are just too expensive for the whole family to join in. Providing young disabled people with ordinary leisure experiences should not be a luxury, it should be a given.

Our purpose

We aim to raise at least £250,000 every year to help thousands of disabled people throughout the North East.

In doing so we aim to:

  • Offer a number of free and subsidised short breaks at the Alan Shearer Short Break Centre
  • Continue to support and further develop the free facilities of the adjoining Alan Shearer Activity Centre
  • Enable St Cuthberts Care to expand its disability provision across the North East