Donate A SMILE!

In March, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 we launched our new Borrow a SMILE scheme, with this we deliver boxes full of sports and physical activity equipment to different care homes to help them to deliver activities to their residents. During this difficult time, it is important to maintain good mental and physical health[…]

Layout 2

North East Disability Sport Awards 2019

  We are delighted to announce that the nominations for the North East Disability Sport Awards 2019 are now OPEN. The awards celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions that athletes, coaches, clubs and schools have made to disability sport across the region during 2019.  Categories include, Male personality, Female personality, Male young achiever, Female young[…]


Better Health At Work Bronze Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Better Health at Work Bronze Award. The Better Health at Work Award in partnership with the NHS and local councils  recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace. Over the past year we appointed two health advocates[…]


SMILE Through Sport to Hold England’s Biggest Ever Boccia Open Competition in Gateshead on 29th September

North East based organisation SMILE Through Sport, founded by Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, is hosting the biggest ever Boccia open competition to take place in England. Boccia is a Paralympic sport full of tactics and skill, played in a sports hall with soft leather balls. It is a sport primarily for more severely impaired disability[…]

Northumbie Awards Finalist 2019

We are delighted to announce that we are one of six finalist for the ‘Just the ticket’ award at this years Northumbie awards for or work on Northumberland day. Northumberland Day was born out of a passion for the county of Northumberland and every aspect of life within the county, from its amazing culture and[…]


New Parkinson’s Power Project

Parkinson’s UK are delighted to announce the launch of their new project, Parkinson’s Power. This project supports inactive people with Parkinson’s in the North East aged 55 and over to become and stay physically active. Being physically active can be a great benefit to people living with Parkinson’s by improving mobility and balance, making everyday[…]