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  • leedscc 4:01 pm on June 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Charity Music Concert hits all the notes 

    The Leeds University Union Music Societyorganised an amazing charity concert in aid of the Leeds Children’s Charity earlier this year and raised a fantastic amount of £2,600.

    This wonderful concert featured  a variety of both classical and contemporary music for both instrument and voice, with performances by pupils from local secondary schools, as well as LUUMS Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Choir and Chamber Choir.  The repertoire included: John Adams’ ‘Short Ride in a Fast Machine’, Samuel Hazo’s ‘Rush’ and Mars, Jupiter and Neptune from Holst’s ‘The Planets’ as well as an exciting finale involving a collaboration between all performers.  The involvement of school pupils in the annual charity event was a new innovation for 2011.  LUUMS musician Thomas Evans said “We’re hoping the collaboration will help bring a wider musical knowledge to children while raising funds for a worthy cause.”

    Alistair Little, LUUMS President at the time of the concert, said that it was a wonderful experience and an honour to perform in aid of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    I would like to thank all the students who were involved in the organisation, the excellent musicians who performed so well, and everyone who worked really hard to achieve such a fabulous result.

  • leedscc 3:56 pm on June 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Running in the Leeds 10k on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    A team of 22 runners and joggers took part in the Leeds 10k run on Sunday 19 June 2011 on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity

    The morning was very wet and all those taking part bravely faced the elements as they lined up to start the run.  However, undaunted and determined to complete the route, everyone got round the route in an amazing time and our congratulations go to all those who took part to raise money for the charity. 

    To date, £5615 has been raised for the purpose of the charity and this money will be used to provide free residential short breaks/respite for 28 disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years. 

    Verlie McCann, Chairman of the charity, said that all the trustees were extremely grateful for the time and effort that the runners had given to take part in the Leeds 10k, especially in such poor weather conditions”.

    Thank you to everyone who took part and for helping even more children to have a holiday by the sea.

  • leedscc 4:53 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Ex-Silverdaler returns to work as volunteer 

    Seaside holidays

    Kevin Denyer spent his best childhood holidays at Silverdale Holiday Centre during the years 1978 to 1982 when he was aged 9 to 13.

    One outstanding memory is watching the Royal Wedding (Prince Charles and Diana) in the television room with tea and lemon curd sandwiches.

    Kevin now f eels that he would like to give something back to the community and has offered his help at Silverdale Holiday Centre as a volunteer to help with children of  today who need respite.  One of the tasks that Kevin will undertake is to cook for the children but they will not  be served with jam sandwiches!

    The trustees of Leeds Children’s Charity welcome help from those who have enjoyed a holiday at Silverdale in past years and to hear their stories of times spent by the sea.

    To tell you story of time spent by the sea, please contact the Leeds Children’s Charity on 0113 245 4281, or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.

  • leedscc 6:17 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Established in 1904  Leeds Children’s Charity is one of… 

    Established in 1904, Leeds Children’s Charity is one of Leeds’ oldest and longest standing charities.  We provide holidays for under privileged children aged 7-11 years at our holiday centre, Silverdale, near Morecombe Bay.

    To date the charity has provided holidays for nearly 58,000 children, and currently averages sending some 400 children to the centre each year.  The lifeblood of this important service is reliant upon the support of the fantastic business and individual supporters.

    We are delighted to announce that Leeds Brewery have chosen to support the Leeds Children’s Charity throughout 2011 in promotional activities.  The first event that Leeds Brewery will be helping with takes place at the Hourglass who’ll be hosting a Charity Evening during December 2011. Details to follow.

    We are looking forward to some great promotional opportunities to benefit all concerned and are delighted to be associated with such a well recognised and respected local company.

    If you’d like to get involved in this event, find out about other events, or would like to know how you can support us, then please call on 0113 245 4281 or email: info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk

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