CKDCF Helping Youngsters Affected by Domestic Violence

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A £2,000 cheque was handed over to Safety Net UK in order to fund a worker to support children. The CKDCF’s donation will be used to support children affected by rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence throughout west Cumbria. More information about Safety Net UK can be found on their website:…

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CKDCF Helps Fund Foodbank Family Advice Worker

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The CKDCF is very proud to have made a £1,000 donation to the North Lakes Foodbank. The donation will be used to help fund a worker to deliver support and advice to the rising number of Cumbrian families finding themselves in poverty. One-third of those served by the North Lakes Foodbank, which…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CKDCF Keeps Kids Occupied During Long Summer Holidays


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


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


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


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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