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 donation helps children affected by domestic abuse
 
CKDCF donation helps children affected by domestic abuse
The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to the Freedom Project, West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support, to assist with their work in supporting children affected by domestic abuse. The donation will support the organisation’s vital work with children who have witnessed and/or suffered domestic abuse, offering counselling and enhancing their well-being. Our cheque was handed over to Vicky…
Fundraiser Jeanette braves the chop for the CKDCF
 
Fundraiser Jeanette braves the chop for the CKDCF
Last Saturday, committed CKDCF Fundraiser Jeanette Farmer raised over £1,000 for the charity through her sponsored haircut. Jeanette’s knee-length hair was chopped 19 inches shorter in aid of the Little Princess Cancer Trust, with proceeds going to the CKDCF. In the run-up to the challenge, Jeanette explained its significance: “I have problems with my hands…
Online Fundraiser raises £14k to help local children in need
 
Online Fundraiser raises £14k to help local children in need
The CKDCF raised over £14,000 during its first ever online fundraising weekend (23-25 October 2020). The weekend began on Friday 23 October with CKDCF fundraiser Mark Wardle hosting one of his famous Facebook quizzes in aid of the charity. Mark Andrews’ online auction, which featured a set of ‘MAN’ album cover outtakes, handwritten Francis Dunnery…
CKDCF Donates to Egremont Youth Organisation
 
CKDCF Donates to Egremont Youth Organisation
The CKDCF is proud to have donated £1,000 to Egremont Youth Partnership, a local youth centre. Egremont Youth Partnership supports young people from some of the most deprived local areas, offering a host of different weekly sessions, including ‘Fusion’ which focuses on supporting children with special needs. The donation will help to fund a Youth…