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

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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

Making a song & dance about it: CKDCF donates in memory of John
 

Making a song & dance about it: CKDCF donates in memory of John

The CKDCF has donated £1,100 worth of equipment to the Mayfield Special School, Whitehaven, in memory of a late supporter of ours.  The donation made to Mayfield School, in honour of John Lynn, will assist the children and young adults in expressing themselves through the arts. Francis Dunnery and his family,...
CKDCF Keeps Kids Busy During Long Summer Holidays
 

CKDCF Keeps Kids Busy During Long Summer Holidays

The CKDCF have donated £1,000 to the Greenbank Community Association for their 2016 Summer Play Scheme. The play scheme, which caters for between 60 and 80 local children, will be held during the school summer break. The scheme is targeted at children from in and around the Greenbank area of Whitehaven; it contributes...
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...