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  • leedscc 1:10 pm on January 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Esh Group, , , , , , Leeds University, Lowell Group, , , ,   

    Thank you to all the fantastic supporters of the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    2012 was another successful year for the Leeds Children’s’ Charity.  Most importantly, 434 disadvantaged children enjoyed a break by the sea at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale – children who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to have a break from difficult home situations.

    Catch me if you can

    Catch me if you can

    The trustees could not do their work without the wonderful support given to the charity by many amazing sponsors and benefactors.  These include Northern Rail who sponsor train tickets for the children and their escorts; Richardsons Solicitors who have raised money and also provided invaluable advice and support; Aviva Leeds who have taken the charity to their hearts and have organised a whole variety of fundraising activities, sponsored bicycle ride, runners in the Leeds 10k, cake bakes, and more; DWF LLP who have raised money through dress down days, raffles, book sales, marathon running, and collected much-needed resources; Leeds University students who have done an amazing job of organising activity weekends and weeks for the children, raised money through auctions, raffles, music nights, and a Christmas Fayre in the City; and many more extremely generous benefactors too numerous to mention – corporates of all sizes, groups and organisations, and remarkable individuals who donate money, time, and/or resources to help underprivileged children in Leeds.  2013 has already started with a bang.  Lowell Group have nominated the Leeds Children’s Charity as their Charity of the Year and have already organised a full programme of fundraising events.  Support such as this will enable the charity to provide 480 disadvantaged children with a much-needed holiday by the sea during the summer of 2013.We are enormously grateful to everyone for their ongoing support and I apologise that there is not space enough in this blog to name all our incredible benefactors.  However, sponsors and supporters are always given a mention on our website, blog, social media sites, or newsletter whenever the charity benefits from their munificence.  We feel that it is our duty to broadcast that there are extremely generous people who are supporting children in dire need.

    If you would like to help the Leeds Children’s Charity in any way, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 01132454281.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

    Happy New Year

     
  • leedscc 9:17 am on June 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Golf day, Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs, , Moortown Golf Club, , , ,   

    31 Hole Golf Challenge completed .. 

    Richard Brown and Martin Heggie, Captain and Professional of Moortown Golf Club, are setting out at 4.00 am yesterday to undertake a 31 Hole Golf Challenge on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity.  The aim of the challenge was to play one hole at each of the 31 clubs in the Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs in one day.  The first hole was played at 4.30 am at Wetherby Golf Club and the day ended at Moortown Golf Club at approximately 7.30 pm.

    Members of the Moortown Golf Club have supported the Leeds Children’s Charity for many years with the first donation to benefit the children of Leeds being made in 1949.

    Verlie McCann, Chairman of the charity said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Richard, Martin, and all the members of the Moortown Golf Club who have given up their time and energy to help many children of Leeds who are in need of a break.”

    Moortown Golf Club is just one of the clubs within The Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs whose ongoing support to the charity has been amazing.  Over £232,145 has been donated to the Leeds Children’s Charity since 1948 which has helped to finance holidays for hundreds of children at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, near Morecambe.

    Leeds Children’s Charity was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest charities in Leeds.  Over 58,000 disadvantaged children of Leeds have benefited since that time, and over 400 children each year now enjoy time and space to have fun, play, and make friends while they spend time by the sea at the holiday centre.

    Richard Brown said, “We are delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile charity and hope to raise a substantial sum throughout the day”.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please telephone 01132454281, or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.

     
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