Seathwaite gig creates fundraising Buzz around the CKDCF

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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…

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CKDCF Keeps Kids Occupied During Long Summer Holidays

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The CKDCF have donated £1,000 to the Greenbank Community Association for their 2017 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…

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CKDCF donation puts Youth Theatre centre stage

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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…

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CKDCF funds worker for visually-impaired children

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The CKDCF have presented the West Cumbria Society for the Blind with money to fund a support worker for children and young adults. The annual £3,000 donation is used to fund a support worker for visually-impaired children and young people across Cumbria. The CKDCF are proud to make this regular donation, as we recognise the importance of…

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CKDCF helps make Christmas for RVI children’s cancer wards

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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…

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Fundraising Success: October Fundraising Weekend 2016

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A massive thank-you goes to everyone who attended this year’s CKDCF Fundraising Weekend, and to all of those who sponsored our fundraisers! Photos courtesy of Mark Andrews and Mark Wardle Friday 21st October saw the beginning of the 15th annual CKDCF fundraising weekend, which was held in memory of John…

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

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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,…

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CKDCF Keeps Kids Busy During Long Summer Holidays

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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…

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The show must go on: CKDCF funds Youth Theatre

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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…

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CKDCF makes contribution to Lily’s eye-gaze machine

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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…

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