Helping 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 £260,000 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 organizations that directly benefit local children in need. Follow the links at the top of the page to see what we do, to donate, or to set up your own fundraising campaign!

Latest News

The show must go on: CKDCF funds Youth Theatre
 

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...
CKDCF makes contribution to Lily’s eye-gaze machine
 

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...
Blind Society receives a boost from CKDCF for support worker
 

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

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...