CKDCF History


Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery

The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) was formed in 2002 by founding member Francis Dunnery.  The charity was created in honour of both his parents, Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery, with the sole aim of raising funds for children’s health, wellness and educational needs in and around his hometown of Egremont, Cumbria.

Since its inception in 2002, The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund has raised over £300,000.  Charity donations have been used to purchase hospital beds and entertainment units for children’s oncology wards; construct libraries; build gardens; purchase educational supplies for local schools in Cumbria… and much, much more.

CKDCF Fundraising 'Family'CKDCF fundraising centres around one main annual event, which takes place in Cumbria, England.  This event typically take place in October.  Fundraising activities include Sponsored Walks, Celebrity Auctions, and Musical Concerts.  Our supporters travel from far and wide to be a part of these incredible weekends.  There is literally something for everyone of every age, so please join in!  Visit our October Event page to find out about the upcoming event.

The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund continues to grow in support and recognition each year which could not be achieved without the wonderful support we receive from around the world.  The CKDCF team would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the fund and we hope that you will continue to offer support for this worthy cause.