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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CKDCF Fundraising Weekend October 2020 cancelled

It is with regret that the CKDCF announces the cancellation of this year’s Fundraising Weekend. We are hoping to host a number of virtual events instead. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters in October 2021. Tuesday 9th June 2020

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CKDCF helps fund support worker for young homeless

The CKDCF has donated £1,500 to help homeless young people in West Cumbria. Whitehaven Community Trust runs supported accommodation for homeless, vulnerable people between 16- and 24-years-old. Kerry Maxwell, from the Trust, said: “Our aim is to provide safe and secure accommodation with housing related support to vulnerable young people with…

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CKDCF helps feed hungry families during coronavirus crisis

The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to the North Lakes Foodbank to fund food parcels for struggling families.  The money will go towards feeding families in poverty over the Easter and upcoming summer breaks, when school meals vouchers are unavailable.  It will also be used to purchase food for those struggling…

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Donation from CKDCF funds support worker for Blind Society

West Cumbria Society for the Blind has received a £3,000 donation from the CKDCF to help fund a support worker for children and young people with visual impairments.    The annual donation was presented to Marie Scott, the Society’s chairperson.  We are proud to make this recurring donation and thank all of…

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CKDCF receives generous donation in memory of Lee Elliott

The CKDCF is honoured to have received more than £2,800 in memory of Lee Elliott. Friends and family of Lee Elliott, who passed away in February, have raised £2,825 for the CKDCF in his memory.  £1,000 was raised at his funeral and £226 was raised by the ‘Committed to Rock’…

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CKDCF donates to help prevent suicide in Cumbrian youngsters

The CKDCF is proud to have donated £1,000 to Every Life Matters to help their efforts to reduce suicides in children and young people across Cumbria. The donation will provide “ASK” Workshops, which help to train adults in recognising when young people are at risk of suicide, whilst also providing participants…

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