Out of the Blues

Out of the blues

About Out of the Blues

“Out of the Blues” is a Registered Charitable fund held within Newcastle University.

Out of the Blues’ mission to support cutting edge research into mood disorders with the goal of increasing understanding of, and improving treatment for, these conditions.

The objective of the charity is to facilitate and enhance research into Mood Disorders by researchers based in the North of England. Funding to teams of researchers can include individuals with other affiliations but must include at least one based within Newcastle University. The research can be of any nature as long as it meets the vision and values of the Charity.

Details of fund-raising events and how to make a donation to the charity are provided below.

Funds from the charity will be awarded annually on a competitive basis with external peer review if the Trustees deem that there are sufficient funds available to make an award(s).

Making a donation to Out of the Blues

It is possible to make a single or regular donations to the Out of the Blues fund. Donations attract gift aid and we would encourage people to do this if possible. To do so complete the relevant form and return to NU Advancement, Newcastle University, Kings Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.

Single donation form

Regular donation form

On-line donation is not available currently but will be added as soon as possible.

It is possible to make a donation to the Ventoux3 challenge on-line – see below.

The Out of the Blues Ball

Out of the Blues organised a ball to raise money for the charity due to be held on 20th March 2020 at the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park. Sadly, due to COVID the ball had to be postponed. The new provisional date for this is 7 pm on Friday 9th April 2021 (venue unchanged). We will review whether it will be possible to proceed with this new date in February/March, depending on the prevailing situation and guidance with regards to COVID.

If you have already bought tickets for the ball they will remain valid for the new date in April 2021, or any subsequent date if further postponed. However, if you wish to have your ticket reimbursed please contact elaine.ord@ncl.ac.uk for a refund.

Tickets for the ball are £50 per person. The price includes a welcome drink, four-course meal, and a live band! The hotel is offering a special rate of £60 per room. If you would like stay overnight. Please contact the hotel on 0871 222 1758 to book a room.

View the ball flyer here.

Book your tickets here: https://mood-disorders.co.uk/outoftheblues/donate.html

The Ventoux3 challenge

To raise money for Out of the Blues, Professor McAllister-Williams has taken on the challenge of become a “madman of Ventoux”. To find out more, please see The Road to Ventoux blogs. This is provisionally planned for May 2021, COVID allowing.

If you would like to sponsor Prof McAllister-Williams for the challenge, including intermediate ones along the way, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/outoftheblues.

If you would like to get involved in the challenge in anyway, please email outoftheblues@newcastle.ac.uk.