Helping Cumbrian children since 2002

Make a difference in the life of a child.
"The only thing you get to keep is what you give away..." - Francis Dunnery

More than £300,000 raised to date

Make a difference in the life of a child.
"The only thing you get to keep is what you give away..." - Francis Dunnery

Welcome!

Established in 2002, the CKDCF is dedicated to children's health and wellbeing in the area of Cumbria, England. We provide grants and charitable donations to organisations that directly benefit local children in need. Follow the links at the top of the page to see what we do, donate, or set up your own fundraising campaign!

Visit the 'Contact Us' page for information on whether your organisation is eligible for CKDCF funding.

Latest News

CKDCF Concert moves online: tickets are available now
 
CKDCF Concert moves online: tickets are available now
The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund are proud to announce their first online charity fundraising event on the evening of Saturday 24 October 2020. Francis Dunnery will be hosting an online music event, which can be streamed via Crowdcast. The event will showcase magnificent musical talent from Buzz Elliott, Steve Hackett, Roger King, Chris…
CKDCF provides support to young carers in West Cumbria
 
CKDCF provides support to young carers in West Cumbria
The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to support the work of West Cumbria Carers. The donation will go towards offering support for young carers across the local area. This can range from informal chats to activities, giving the youngsters a break from their caring responsibilities. Pictured above handing over the cheque to Mags Little (West Cumbria…
CKDCF donates to new Copeland youth bereavement service
 
CKDCF donates to new Copeland youth bereavement service
The CKDCF has donated £1,500 to Time to Share Bereavement Services to fund support for children suffering bereavement across Copeland. The donation will be used by Time to Share to offer one-to-one sessions, group sessions and after-school support groups. All of these services are accessible to local children via referrals from their school. Time to…
The show must go on: CKDCF donates to youth theatre group
 
The show must go on: CKDCF donates to youth theatre group
The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre, based in Whitehaven, to cover their overheads. Rosehill Youth Theatre is a volunteer-run amateur dramatic group for children and young adults, staging their own productions of well-known musicals in Whitehaven’s Solway Hall.  The group has around 80 members aged between 5- and 18-years-old. The CKDCF…