Charity seeks support to make “huge difference”

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West Cumbria’s Together We Can Fundraising is continuing to raise cash and awareness to help people living with HIV, or affected by sexual abuse and domestic violence. Julieanne Kelly, of Together We Can Fundraising, said: “One of the projects that I am working on is to raise £28,522 to fund…

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Charity fund donates gifts to seriously-ill children

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Christmas gifts totalling £1,000 have been presented to seriously-ill children at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Mark Andrews, who is a Whitehaven fundraiser for The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) which donated the money, also travelled over to the hospital with 200 selection boxes. He said: “We donate £1,000…

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Donation adds up nicely to aid Egremont maths students

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A £1,000 donation to an Egremont school will benefit children with special educational needs. The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund has handed over the money to St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School. Former It Bites front man Francis Dunnery returned to his old primary school to see how the money,…

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Music man Francis’s charitable donation

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Children with cerebral palsy are to benefit from a charitable donation from an Egremont musician. The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) – set up by Egremont musician Francis Dunnery in memory of his parents – has presented £3,000 to Cumbria Cerebral Palsy that will pay for a worker…

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Whitehaven summer playscheme given cash boost

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Greenbank Community Playscheme has received £1,000 from The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund. Money was raised following an annual sponsored walk and is also collected throughout the year from Francis Dunnery fans and friends of the charity. Mark Andrews, fundraiser for CKDCF who presented the cheque, said the charity…

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Dunnery Children’s Fund presents cash to charity

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A donation of £3,000 has been made to the West Cumbria Society for the Blind by the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF). Money was raised following an annual sponsored walk and is also collected throughout the year from Francis Dunnery fans and friends of the charity. Mark Andrews,…

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Egremont charity’s boost for children’s cancer ward patients

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A LITTLE festive cheer has been brought to sick children this Christmas – thanks to an Egremont charity. Representatives of the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) – set up by Egremont musician Francis Dunnery in memory of his parents – donated £1,000 worth of gifts and over 200…

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Musician’s charity boost for dancers

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by Drew Sandelands Dancers at a Cumbrian school have received a welcome boost after new equipment was donated by a musician’s charity. Over £1,000 worth of equipment was donated to Whitehaven’s Mayfield School dance club by the Egremont-based Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF). The charity – set up…

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Rocker Francis dishes out the cash

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By Andrew Clarke TWO local good causes have benefited from donations from an Egremont musician’s charity. The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) – set up by former It Bites star Francis Dunnery in memory of his parents – donated £1,000 to both West Cumbria Society for the Blind…

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The Day Robert Plant Came to Egremont

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Robert Plant puts in an appearance at Egremont Market Hall CKDCF Friday The annual welcome for the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund (CKDCF) took place on Friday October 23. The charity, that was started in 2002 by former It Bites frontman, Francis Dunnery, was back in St. Bees for its 13th year with a very special guest,…

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