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  • leedscc 3:17 pm on March 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: allsop, Champion a Child, , , , Doomarketing, Elliot Charles Group, , , , MBIM Internet Marketing, O&H, Smart Agency, , , , TalentatUni   

    TalentatUni provides holidays for disadvantaged children 

    Talent At Uni! The live final of the biggest ever talent show to hit the City of Leeds took place on 23 February 2013 at the Stage@Leeds on the University of Leeds campus.   Singers, pianist, five-piece band, comedian, freestyle dance group, and a freestyle footballer all impressed the audience with their talent and the event was enjoyed by a packed house.  The finalists all performed really well, and it was an extremely difficult task for the judges to choose the overall winner.

    Josh Davies, a solo singer and acoustic guitarist representing the University of Leeds, was the winner of the show with his amazing performance.  The audience was captivated by his obvious talent, and he was very pleased to receive his prize.

    This amazing event was sponsored by Hendersons Insurance Brokers which was a massive boost to the student organisers, Nic, David and Will and they were delighted with this support.  Swink Design, Smart PR and MBIM Internet Marketing, and Doo Marketing were involved from the start, helping the students as part of their Performance Management project.  Other sponsors were Elliot Charles Group, O&H, and Allsop.

    Over £1,350 was raised on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity from this event.  The money will be used to provide much-needed respite for 8 disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have a break from difficult home situations.  On behalf of the organisers, Nic said, “we are glad all the money has gone to such a worthwhile cause.”

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    If you would like to support disadvantaged and socially excluded children of Leeds, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 01132454281.

     

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  • leedscc 4:52 pm on February 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bicycle, Bicycle safety, Champion a Child, , Cycle Service Leeds, , , , , Mick D'Ambrosio, , ,   

    Cycles ready for action thanks to Cycle Service Leeds 

    Bikes, go-carts, and green machines are the absolute favourite for hundreds of children who enjoy a holiday at the Leeds Children Holiday Centre, Silverdale, each year.  A ride around open spaces and wooded cycle path is a must when you are 10 years old and do not have the opportunity to ride a bicycle at home.

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    Bikes of various sizes and colours have been collected by the charity, with many of them being donated by families where children have outgrown them and moved onto other things.  For those children who are unable to ride a bike, they can still join in the fun on tricycles.

    It goes without saying that we must ensure that every child is safe, and we are extremely grateful to have the very generous help of Mick D’Ambrosio, Cycle Service Leeds, to maintain our collection of bikes to a high standard.  Mick has just given us the green light after inspecting and repairing the bikes for another year and we are now ready for action.

    If you would like to donate a bike, sponsor a child, or help in any way, please do contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     

     

     
  • leedscc 9:20 am on February 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Champion a Child, , , , , , , , , Tony Passmore,   

    Support Tony’s bike ride to help children of Leeds 

    I have just returned from a 500k cycle ride through the heat, humidity and mosquito infested jungle terrain of Vietnam and through into Cambodia to raise funds for Leeds Children’s Charity.

    It was difficult cycling in 35 degrees each day and especially humid in Vietnam but much drier in Cambodia. The local children were always pleased to see westerners cycling past – all shouted hello as we passed, and high fives; they were especially interested in tall people like me!  The children were always very happy despite having little in the way of possessions – just had the basics of clothing, food, water and shelter.     To see photos of the trip, please go to http://www.tonysbikeride.com/

    Almost 2 years ago I cycled 500k across the Zambian bush to raise money to build schools for the local kids it felt so good to be able to make a difference thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues that I felt I should do something similar, but this time for the under privileged kids of Leeds, my home city.  I am supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity who take local under privileged kids away on a week’s holiday to Silverdale near Morcambe – all the more poignant as   this is where my own grandma used to go when she was a child almost 100 years ago.

    I’ve already raised over £1,500 and it would be great to get this total to £2,500 to support the vital work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.     Can you please please help this local and very worthy cause.

    To support Tony, please  go to http://www.justgiving.com/Tony-Passmore1 to help raise funds for disadvantaged children of Leeds.

    To donate please click here ,   it only takes 60 seconds through Just Giving

    Tony Passmore is Managing Director of More Ability, part of the Passmore Group.

     
  • leedscc 4:35 pm on January 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arla Foods, Champion a Child, , , , , , , ,   

    Onesie’s raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    Many activities have been organised to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity, but I think this must be the first for the Onesie’s.

    Onesie's (2)During Christmas time, Emma Ward and her colleagues at Arla Foods organised a raffle and wore Onesie’s to raise money for the charity.  £424.38 was raised from this activity and this money will be match funded by the company.

    The trustees are enormously grateful to Emma and her colleagues for their generosity.  The money raised will be used to help finance short breaks/respite for 4 disadvantaged children who would not otherwise have an opportunity to leave difficult home situations.

    The charity will be providing 480 holiday places during 2013 and it would be fantastic if more supporters were to organise unusual and wacky ways in which to raise much-needed revenue to help children to have a break by the sea away from dysfunctional families or responsibilities beyond their years.

    Do you have a wonderful new idea that will involve your friends and colleagues and raise funds for the charity?  We would love to hear from you and to have the chance to share the fun with others.

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

     
  • leedscc 1:10 pm on January 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Champion a Child, , , , , , 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.

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    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 11:14 am on November 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Champion a Child, , Dr Jiannis K Pachos, , Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation, , , , , , ,   

    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
    Tags: British Gas, Champion a Child, , , , , , , , , ,   

    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
    Tags: Champion a Child, , , Christmas and holiday season, , , , , , , , , ,   

    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 4:06 pm on October 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Champion a Child, , , , , Grow Your Tenner, , , , , Leeds Community Foundation, , ,   

    ‘Grow Your Tenner’ to help the Leeds Children’s Charity 

     

    By donating just £10 through the website – https://localgiving.com/charity/leedschildrenscharity – this money will be match funded and gift aided to generate £25 for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    1 x £25 will pay for railway tickets to transport 2 children from Leeds to our holiday centre at Silverdale, near Morecambe

    2 x £25 will feed 2 children for a week at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre by the sea

    3 x £25 will pay for diesel to transport 14 children in our minibus to local areas around Silverdale

    4 x £25 will pay for games and equipment to be used by hundreds of children who enjoy a holiday by the sea

    5 x £25 will pay for shoes and clothes for those children who arrive at Silverdale with only the clothes they are wearing and shoes that do not fit

    6 x £25 will pay for one child to have a holiday by the sea

    How would you like to Grow Your Tenner?

    If you would like to know more about the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity, please do contact at info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 0113 245 4281

     
  • leedscc 10:08 am on August 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Champion a Child, , , , , , , , , Variety Children's Charity, ,   

    Variety Children’s Charity award supports the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    An amazing award from the Variety Children’s Charity to purchase a Hurricane Swing to add to the outdoor play area at Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, will benefit many hundreds of children who enjoy a holiday by the sea.

    The project is to replace the existing wooden equipment with modern, colourful, imaginative outdoor pieces.  Awards have been received from Wade’s Charity, Hedley Foundation, Beatrice Laing Foundation, Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation, and the Variety Children’s Charity.  Fundraising activities have also been organised by the staff at the Leeds children’s’ Holiday Centre to raise more monies to complete the project.

    A total of £22,250 is required and the charity has raised £18,500 to date.  It is hoped that the equipment will be in place in time for the 2013 summer season.  The equipment that will make up the play area is a Hurricane Swing, Rota Web Climber, Dizzy, Activity Trail, and 20m Zip Wire.

    Some of the children who will use the play area live in high-rise flats or houses where it is unsafe for them to play outside, and the opportunity to run on grass, play in the fresh air, and enjoy the outdoor play equipment is a wonderful new experience.

    If you would like to help create this amazing play area, or support the Leeds Children’s Charity in any way, please contact 0113 245 4281, or info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.

     
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