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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CKDCF funds support for children affected by abuse

The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to Safety Net UK to fund help and support for children affected by sexual violence, exploitation and domestic abuse. The organisation offers therapeutic support to children aged 3 to 18 who have experienced or been affected by rape, exploitation, and sexual or domestic abuse across West Cumbria. Thank you to all…

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CKDCF donates sensory toys for children with autism

The CKDCF has donated almost £600 to Autism Support Allerdale and Copeland. Autism Support Allerdale and Copeland will use the donation to fund the purchase of a number of sensory toys, which will aid the de-stressing and socialisation of autistic children across west Cumbria. Thursday 26th December 2019

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CKDCF makes Christmas for RVI Children’s Cancer Wards

This Christmas, the CKDCF donated £1,000-worth of items and 200 selection boxes to the children’s cancer wards at Newcastle’s RVI hospital.  The items will act as a distraction for children on the ward, many of whom are required to remain on the ward for a prolonged period of time –…

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