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!

Visit the 'Contact Us' page for information on whether your organisation is eligible for CKDCF funding.

Latest News

CKDCF delivers gifts to Children’s Cancer Ward this Christmas
 

CKDCF delivers gifts to Children’s Cancer Ward this Christmas

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...
Fundraising Success: October Fundraising Weekend 2017
 

Fundraising Success: October Fundraising Weekend 2017

The CKDCF would like to give an enormous thank-you to everyone who came to the 16th annual October Fundraising Weekend, as well as all of those who sponsored our fundraisers – you all helped to make this year’s event possibly the best one to date! Photos courtesy of Mark Andrews and Robert...
CKDCF donation adds up for primary school pupils
 

CKDCF donation adds up for primary school pupils

The CKDCF donated over £1,200 for the purchase of Numicon to assist with the learning of students with learning difficulties.    The Numicon resources will enable children, especially those with special needs, to improve their maths skills. Headteacher Suzanne Smith told The Whitehaven News, “We are delighted and very grateful...
Seathwaite gig creates fundraising Buzz around the CKDCF
 

Seathwaite gig creates fundraising Buzz around the CKDCF

CKDCF supporter, Buzz Elliot, organised a musical fundraising event at the Newfield Inn, in Seathwaite, to raise money for the charity. The evening saw Buzz perform alongside fellow musician, Adrian Ventura, playing song requests in return for donations. Additionally, a prize raffle, mini quiz and supper were held, raising a...