ABOUT 'OUT OF SIGHT'
ACCESSIBLE CARVAN PROJECT
On 21 January 2017 the Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Cllr David McGarr opened this Project with a wonderful celebration of achievement that followed. Out of Sight can now offer their Members, free holiday time at Amble Links in this 5 Star accommodation.
OUR NEW AMBASSADOR
Margaret keys is a chart topping and award winning Classical soprano from Northern Ireland.
She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First Class Honours Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Vocal performance. Since graduating Margaret’s career has continued to rise. She signed a recording contract with Universal Records and has been hailed as a unique find: “Every once in a while an artist makes you feel truly humbled. Margaret Keys is one of those artists. She has a voice of pure warmth and beauty. love with Margaret." (Universal Records CEO)
She has performed extensively throughout the world and has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras and performers. She made her debut in New York’s Carnegie Hall in December 2016 and was selected to perform for Pope Francis in a special concert for his first visit to the USA which was broadcast to an audience of 1.5million. She was subsequently invited to perform several times at the BBC Radio 2 broadcast “Christmas with the Stars” at the Royal Albert Hall and also in “Sunday Night at the London Palladium”
Following these successes Margaret has performed and toured with West End star Alfie Boe, Russell Watson, Andrea Bocelli, Paul Potts and was special guest to the multi- platinum selling The Fron Male Voice Choir in their recent tour to New York City and in their UK tour. She has also performed on several TV broadcasts including BBC Songs of Praise, The BBC Proms and on PBS American TV specials.
Her highly anticipated new album “The Gift of Music” was released in the summer of 2018. The album topped the UK Classical and Classic fm Charts and was followed at the end of the year with her Christmas album “A Winter’s Tale”.
What We Do
We provide free bespoke outings and events for the children, during school holiday periods and include all of the family: siblings; parents; and carers. We offer free holiday/respite time in "Chloe's Den" a wheelchair accessible caravan, with wet room, suitable to meet the needs of severely disabled children in the group.
Why, because we want to address and deal with the feeling of isolation and loneliness caring for a child with visual impairment and complex disabilty can bring. We want the families and children to: have fun; be spirited; create life-long memories; make friendships; and feel part of a group with affinity. We want the children and the parents to "re-charge their batteries" without financial complications.
So many of the children have unexpected/arranged hospital appointments and admissions, not knowing when that may happen makes it so difficult to book holidays, and then risk losing deposits etc.
"Chloe's Den", is named in memory of Chloe Gilbert, a former member Out of Sight, who found her angel wings aged only 9 years.
Denise, her mum continues to support Out of Sight says, "Out of Sight gave Chloe so many memories, and that is all I have now, so I am forever grateful. Now Chloe is looking down on her friends at the caravan, still being a part of the group she loved".
The benefits of respite care are remarkable, to be able to offer this additional support to our families is priceless. Membership is governed in our Constitution, to support children and families living in North Tyneside. We are not for profit, there are no salaries, indeed all of our Trustees and Volunteers work for free.