Little Diamonds


We thought we should post a quick progress report about our current project to raise money for the Future Fund, a collaborative project between Newcastle University, the Great North Children’s Hospital and North of England Children’s Cancer Research Centre (NECCR) that aims to raise £5.5 million to build a state-of-the-art childhood cancer research facility here in the North East.

After an amazing week spent filming in the Children’s Oncology Outpatients Ward, with more fancy dress than you can shake an enormous stick at, we have all the footage we need to make something really special. Now that we’ve got the hours of footage down to a provisional edit of a few minutes, we’re gearing up to work on the soundtrack with a couple of supertalented local musical maestros. The voiceover has been recorded too, and we’re aiming for a summer unveiling.

Once again Roots & Wings would like to thank all the staff for making us feel so welcome, not to mention all the little diamonds (most but not all of whom are pictured above) who got involved in one way or another, from budding actors & actresses to junior camera operators. The next time you hear from us about this will, with a bit of luck, be when we unveil the finished fundraising video. There’s even talk of a premiere for everyone involved in the Great North Children’s Hospital Medicinema. Obviously it’s going to be a red carpet event with celebs galore, sort of like Cannes, but with more little people. Watch this space.