The show must go on: CKDCF funds Youth Theatre

As part of an ongoing annual funding programme, the CKDCF have donated £1,000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre, Whitehaven. 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 currently has around 80…

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CKDCF makes contribution to Lily’s eye-gaze machine

The CKDCF have donated £1,000, through the West Cumbria Society for the Blind, to the campaign to purchase an ‘eye-gaze’ machine for Lily Tyson. Eight-year-old Lily suffers from Rett syndrome which affects her ability to communicate.  Her family are running an ongoing campaign to raise a total of £12,000 for…

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Blind Society receives a boost from CKDCF for support worker

The CKDCF have made a charitable donation to the West Cumbria Society for the Blind to fund a support worker for children and young adults. The West Cumbria Society for the Blind will use the CKDCF’s donation of £3,000 to fund a support worker for children and young people in…

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Egremont 2Day donates £1,500 to the CKDCF from its surpluses

The Egremont 2Day (a non-profit local newspaper) have donated £1,500 from their surpluses to the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund. The Egremont 2Day was founded originally as ‘The Egremont Today’ in 1990 by the late Peter Watson. The paper has made a number of charitable donations to local organisations from this…

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CKDCF Brings Christmas Cheer to the RVI Once Again

Once again, the CKDCF has helped to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer to the children of the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s Children’s Cancer Wards (4 & 14).  This year, the CKDCF has donated £1,000 worth of entertainment equipment to the RVI Children’s Cancer Wards in Newcastle, England. The equipment,…

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Fundraising Success: CKDCF October Weekend 2015

We would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s CKDCF Fundraising Weekend; you all contributed to making it the best one yet, with an estimated £25,000 being raised! The weekend began with a delicious buffet meal at the Seacote Hotel, St. Bees, on Friday evening. The meal was followed…

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A Video-Showcase of CKDCF Grants made between 2004-2015

Below, you will find a presentation produced by Lorraine Poole, advisor to the CKDCF. The presentation is a collation of photographs of all the charitable grants and donations made by the CKDCF between 2004 and 2015. This presentation was due to be shown at the CKDCF October Event 2015 but, due to unforeseen circumstances, that…

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CKDCF Funds Primary School’s New Sensory Unit

The CKDCF have donated £1,960 to fund a new mobile sensory unit in Haverigg Primary School, Cumbria. Photographs credit: CKDCF & Lisa Penrith The new unit, which has been named ‘The Peter Watson Sensory Unit’, will be used by autistic children at the primary school and can be moved from…

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Thomson Crew’s Charity Bike Ride raises hundreds for CKDCF

We would like to thank everyone at Thomson Airways (Newcastle) who took part in their Annual Charity Bike Ride, raising in excess of £250 for the CKDCF. On Thursday 25th June, nine Thomson Airways crew rode 20 miles around Newcastle in aid of the CKDCF. The crew’s efforts raised £265…

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CKDCF Helps Fund Jaydon’s Motorised Wheelchair

The CKDCF have donated £1,000 towards the purchase of a motorised wheelchair for Jaydon Weldon, who suffers from cerebral palsy and poor vision. Jaydon Weldon needs £10,000 for a new motorised wheelchair; his family have already raised the first £6,000. The £1,000 donation from the CKDCF was made through the…

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