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 helps make Christmas for RVI children’s cancer wards
 

CKDCF helps make Christmas for RVI children’s cancer wards

The CKDCF donated 200 chocolate selection boxes, along with £1,000-worth of equipment, to the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s Children’s Cancer Wards (4 and 14).  The CKDCF made their annual donation of 200 selection boxes, which were given to children attending the RVI children’s cancer wards’ Christmas party.  The majority of the boxes were...
Fundraising Success: October Fundraising Weekend 2016
 

Fundraising Success: October Fundraising Weekend 2016

A massive thank-you goes to everyone who attended this year’s CKDCF Fundraising Weekend, and to all of those who sponsored our fundraisers; you all made this year one of the best ones to date! Photos courtesy of Mark Andrews and Mark Wardle Friday 21st October saw the beginning of the...
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...