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  • leedscc 3:15 pm on December 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Lisa Worsnop School of Dance entertains to help children of Leeds 

    A very special thanks is owed to the pupils of the Lisa Worsnop School of Dance for their amazing dancing and singing talent and skills presented to friends and family in order to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.  The show, ‘Curtain Call’ was a pleasure to watch from start to finish.  Pupils from 4 to 40 took part in the show and they were all bright, enthusiastic, and entertaining stars of the night.

    SILVER KIDS 4The charity was chosen to be the recipient of money raised from three shows that took place on 7 and 8 December 2012 for which we are enormously grateful.

    Lisa Holmes, the dance teacher, said that it was a pleasure to raise money for such a worthy cause.  Nearly £300 was raised from a raffle, loose change was collected in buckets as the audiences left the building, and a donation is to be made to the charity from ticket sales and revenue raised from the sale of DVDs of the show.  All the money donated will be used to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged and socially excluded children of Leeds aged 7 to 11 years.

    The charity will provide nearly 500 holiday places during 2013, and the money received from this fundraising event will help the trustees to achieve their target.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     

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  • leedscc 3:01 pm on December 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Aviva Cake Bake and Taste treat to raise funds for disadvantaged children 

    Another amazing and successful fundraising idea from the CR Team of Aviva Leeds to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity was to bake a cake and to be creative in its decoration.

    Winning cake - Nov 2012Seven fantastic cakes were produced for the final judging and these ranged from a fruit cake bursting with fruit and port to King Kong on the top of the Empire State Building.

    The very difficult final judging was undertaken by Verlie McCann, Chairman of the Leeds Children’s Charity, and Diane Chapman, Compliance Manager, Creditor Centre of Excellence Leeds, Aviva Leeds, and leader of the CR Team.

    All the cakes were judged on creativity and taste. Lauren & Sam’s King Kong Battenberg sponge cake was the obvious winner on creativity.  Everything on the cake was edible from spaghetti railings and radio aerial, marzipan King Kong, and sugar glass.

    Winning cake (2) - Nov 2012Mairead’s Chocolate Guinness cake with truffle topping and cream cheese was, without doubt, the winner on taste.  The contrast of black chocolate sponge under the white double cream cheese topping was outstanding and the taste was delicious.

    After the judging, all the cakes were cut and sold to raise funds for the charity.

    The CR Team at Aviva have pledged their support to the Leeds Children’s Charity for two years and have organised simple yet very effective fundraising events to raise over £15,000 for the charity to date.  A team of employees also gave up their weekend to decorate a large room at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre that is used by hundreds of disadvantaged children every year.

    The trustees of the charity are extremely grateful for this very generous support, and it is a pleasure to work with such committed and dedicated people who want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children of Leeds.

    If you would like to help in any way, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     
  • leedscc 12:35 pm on December 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Everyone a winner at the Final Judging of the 2012 Silverdale Colouring Competition 

    28 finalists gathered together at the Civic Hall, Leeds, on Saturday 1 December 2012 to find out who was the overall winner of the 2012 Silverdale Colouring Competition.  The event was judged by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Ann Castle, Lord Mayor’s Consort, Graham Castle, and Drew Hayley of Northern Rail.  Refreshments were very generously sponsored by Dine Hospitality.

    DSCF0922Over 400 disadvantaged children enjoyed a holiday at Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre during 2012, and every child was encouraged to take part in the colouring competition.  A winner was chosen for each week and a small prize was given at that time.  The 28 finalists and their families enjoyed a morning in the Civic Hall that was festooned with lovely Christmas decorations.  For some, this would have been the first opportunity for them to see inside the building.  A quiz had been organised for the children to undertake whilst the judging was taking place, and this allowed the children time to see the many marvellous items displaying in the cabinets of the Banqueting Suite of the Civic Hall.

     

    DSCF0932The overall winner was Paige May of Castleton Primary School who was thrilled with her prize.  The winner’s cup will be engraved with Paige’s name and presented to her at the school where it will remain for one year.  First, second and third prizes for the competition were very generously sponsored again by Northern Rail.  Drew Hayley said that it was always a pleasure to support such a worthwhile charity and to see what a difference it makes.

    If you would like to help disadvantaged children of Leeds, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     
  • leedscc 11:14 am on November 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Book royalties to aid Leeds Children’s Charity 

    Disadvantaged children of Leeds are to benefit from the very generous donation by Dr Jiannis K Pachos, Reader in Theoretical Physics, Royal Society URF.

    Dr Pachos has written a book entitled ‘Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation’ and all the royalties from the sale of this book will be paid to the Leeds Children’s Charity .

     Royalties of over £600 have  already been received by the charity which we are extremely grateful.  This money will be used to provide free residential short breaks/respite for underprivileged children who would not otherwise have an opportunity to leave difficult, and possibly dangerous, home situations.

    Nearly 500 children will enjoy a holiday at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre during 2013, and the money received will help to finance a short break for 4 disadvantaged young people.  For some, this will be the first time they will have travelled on a train, seen the sea, or played freely in the fresh air.

    If you would like to help disadvantaged children of Leeds aged 7 to 11 years, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 0113 245 4281.  We look forward to receiving your call.

     

     
  • leedscc 10:35 am on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    British Gas team up to brighten children’s lives 

    An amazing team of British Gas employees have helped to brighten many hundreds of children’s lives by painting the main corridor of the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre at Silverdale, near Morecambe.

    Under the Community Support programme supported by British Gas, a team of 16 enthusiastic workers transformed an area within the holiday centre to bring the ‘WOW’ factor to a much-needed short break/respite for disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years.

    Nearly 500 underprivileged children each year will be delighted with the bright, colourful entrance that will greet them as they enter the building, and this will make their holiday start with a swing.

     

    The trustees of the Leeds Children’s Charity are enormously grateful to this fantastic team that was led by Emma Wells, Project Delivery Manager, who said that their plan was to make a difference for children who will enjoy time and space at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre.

    The charity also benefited from support from G4S who have donated £500 for the work of the charity.

     

    We cannot thank British Gas enough for this wonderful support, and we know that all our small visitors over the years will enjoy looking at the bright, colourful decoration.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 013 245 281.

     

     
  • leedscc 9:04 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quingle raises money for Leeds Children’s Charity 

    A fantastic fundraising event was enjoyed by many at the Metropole Hotel yesterday evening thanks to the generosity of the team at Eaves & Co.  Paul Eaves and his team were host to clients, colleagues, and trustees of the Leeds Children’s Charity at their annual Quingle.  This event is organised to raise money for charity and the Leeds Children’s Charity were the lucky recipients of the funds raised at this year’s very enjoyable event.

    The money raised will be used to provide a free, residential short break/respite for disadvantaged children of Leeds aged 7 to 11 years.  This year, 434 children enjoyed a holiday by the sea, and the charity are proposing to provide 480 holiday places during 2013 due to the overwhelming demand from vulnerable families.

    Eaves & Co have been a tremendous support to the charity.  Their intrepid team of runners in the Leeds 10k raised over £600 to help children of Leeds bringing the total raised this year by Paul and his team to nearly £900.

    The trustees are extremely grateful to Eaves & Co for their amazing support through fun and friendship.

    If you would like to help many hundreds of children in dire need, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 01132454281.

     
  • leedscc 4:40 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Sainsbury’s Local Brewery Wharf, Leeds, to support the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    The new Sainsbury’s Local Store at Brewery Wharf, Leeds, was officially opened by Grenville and Sandra Fletcher, Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    As part of Sainsbury’s on-going Community Spirit Programme, bedding, towels, safety helmets and pads have been purchased for the charity for use at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, near Morecambe.  The charity is preparing to provide nearly 500 disadvantaged children with a short break/respite during the 2013 holiday season and the very generous assistance of the staff at Sainsbury’s Brewery Wharf will be a tremendous help in ensuring that everything is ready for their arrival.

    Amy Stephenson, Sainsbury’s Store Manager, said that the staff at the new store were delighted to be able to support this worthwhile local charity and to help to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children of Leeds.

    The trustees are enormously grateful to Sainsbury’s for this amazing support and we hope to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship with Amy and her staff during 2013 for the benefit of the children and everyone at Sainsbury’s Local Brewery Wharf.

    If you would like to help the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     
  • leedscc 2:14 pm on July 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Blue Logic Computer Systems Limited supporting Leeds Children’s Charity 

    Blue Logic Computer Systems Limited have very generously assisted Leeds Children’s Charity again with office IT services and ACT database software.  This help is invaluable to the charity both in expertise and resources for which we are enormously grateful.  Blue Logic Computer Systems Limited are supporting the charity as their Charity of the Year.

    The charity is appreciative of any help given by corporates be it services in kind, much-needed resources, or finance raised through fundraising activities.  Mark Ambler, Director of Blue Logic Computer Systems Limited, said that they are very happy to support the Leeds Children’s Charity and the very worthwhile work undertaken to help disadvantaged children of Leeds.

    If you would like to know more about our Charity of the Year or Champion a Child initiatives, please contact by telephone – 0113 245 4281 or email – info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.

     
  • leedscc 5:03 pm on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Fantastic Leeds 10k team supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    An amazing group of volunteer runners/joggers/walkers joined forces on Sunday 8 July 2012 to take part in the Leeds 10k to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.  Volunteers from Don Little Properties, DWF LLP, Eaves & Co, Swink Design, Aviva Leeds, Exquisite Handmade Cakes Limited, Charles Stanley, and many other wonderful individuals gave up their time and energy to support the charity, both on the day and during their many hours of training and practice before the event.

    The charity team were joined and supported by Jack Downham (who plays Noah Tate in Emmerdale).  Jack wanted to join the runners but was unable to do so because of his age.  However, Jack had taken the time to find out about the work of the charity and he was moved to write the following statement:  “I feel very honoured to be supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity. I am supporting the Leeds Children’s charity because of their great work to help children who are, for whatever reason, unable to have a holiday. These children don’t just want holidays, they need them because of everything piled on their shoulders. Some of the stories that I have read about the children who have benefited from the work of the charity are heart breaking. I am very pleased to support the charity and I hope my involvement will help raise awareness and assist the charity in the vital work it does.”

    Thank you to everyone for making this event so enjoyable and successful.  The money raised will be used to provide much needed respite for many disadvantaged children of Leeds, and we are extremely grateful for this fantastic support.  Nearly 450 children will enjoy a holiday at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre this summer where they are free to play, have fun, make friends, and be a child.

    If you would like to help the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact by telephone – 01132454281, or email – info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.  Thank you for all your help.

     
  • leedscc 4:18 pm on July 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Liverpool to Leeds – sponsored 127 mile cycle ride along the canal for charity 

    Steven Dawson, Head of Costs Department, DWF LLP, has completed a 127 mile cycle from Liverpool to Leeds, along the canal to raise funds on behalf of the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.   DWF LLP have nominated the Leeds Children’s Charity as their Charity of the Year for 2012 and this is just one of many fundraising activities that are being organised to help raise money and resources for the charity.

    Approximately £485 has already been raised for the charity by this amazing challenge and if you would like to add to this total, the sponsorship site is  http://www.justgiving.com/SteveDawson.

    We are extremely grateful to Steve for his support and encouragement to others to raise funds on our behalf.  The money will be used to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children of Leeds aged 7 to 11 year who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have fun, play, or be a child away from difficult home situations or responsibilities beyond their years.

    Over 400 children will enjoy a holiday by the sea during the 2012 holiday season and we would like to thank Steve and all his sponsors for the help given to help make this possible.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact either by telephone 0113 245 4281 or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk

     

     

     
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