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  • leedscc 3:43 pm on December 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2013, appeal, , child, , Christmas, , donations, sponsor, xmas   

    Leeds Children’s Charity Christmas Appeal 2013 

    Champion a Child this Christmas

    As we enter the festive season, it is important to reflect on our achievements and also consider those less fortunate.

    This year, we are delighted to have taken 481 children to the Silverdale holiday centre and due to increasing demand we fully expect to send the same amount next year if not more. The need for places at the holiday centre is becoming greater all the time, highlighting the fact that more and more children are living in poverty and suffering from neglect.

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    This is why today we launch our Christmas Appeal to ensure we can help the children that need vital respite from challenging circumstances. Our Champion a Child scheme is the best way you can help a child in need as it will cover the cost of their holiday to Silverdale – their travel costs, food and anything else they may need during their stay. Some children come to us without even the most basic essentials but with your pledge you can have a real and positive impact on a child’s life.

    Reflections & Thanks

    It has been an incredible year for fundraising here at Leeds Children’s Charity with some amazingly dedicated people undertaking all sorts of challenges and stunts to support us. This July a brilliant team of runners took part in the Leeds 10k and raised a record breaking £15,341.62! Other people did triathlons, held bake-offs and even masquerade balls to ensure we continue to support vulnerable children in Leeds. If you would like to raise money for us, from bathing in baked beans to jumping out of a plane please get in touch>

    Next year, we hope to reach even more people. With your help, we can make 2014 brighter for hundreds of families and children.

    How You Can Help

    There are many ways to donate, either with a one-off donation or as a monthly direct debit. As its Christmas, why not give the donation as a gift to a loved one? However you wish to help us, there are plenty of options to suit you>  

    A monthly donation is just £15 a month and regular support is what keeps this charity running and brightening children’s lives.

    This Christmas, make a difference to a child’s life and support our Christmas Appeal.

     

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

    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 2:34 pm on December 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Spirit of Christmas Fayre raises money to help children of Leeds 

    A team of BA (Hons) Events Management students at Leeds Metropolitan University organised the amazing Spirit of Christmas Fayre to raise funds for the Leeds Children’s Charity last weekend.  The Cinnamon Team, consisting of Nicola Rose, Antje Strietholt, James Ingleby, Molly Ridley, Alex Robson, and Josh Atherton, are all BA (Hons) Events Management students.  The event was organised as part of the students’ Professional Events Solutions module task in order to raise the profile of the charity and to generate revenue.

    P1040207The fayre was opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Ann Castle, who is the President of the Leeds Children’s Charity during her term of office.

    There were lots of stalls offering a variety of Christmas goods for all ages, a tombola, and a raffle with prizes donated by many generous sponsors including Blue Logic Computer Services Limited, Clark Business Recovery, DWF LLP, Aviva, and more.

    The event raised over £400, and this money will be used to provide a short break/respite by the sea for two disadvantaged children.

    The trustees of the Leeds Children’s Charity were delighted to work with the students to ensure that the event was a success.  Nicola McCullough, tutor at the university, said that she had been really impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the students, and their obvious enjoyment at working for the charity and its very worthwhile purpose.

    If you would like to help raise funds for the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 01132454281.

     

     
  • leedscc 4:50 pm on March 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Christmas, , , , , Gift, Holiday, , , , One Medicare, Shanco Construction, Tax   

    Charity Boosted by Christmas Donations 

    The Leeds Children’s Charity would like to thank a couple of companies who were involved in donation and fundraising campaigns over the Christmas period.  First of all thanks to DWF who made a £500 donation to the charity and Shanco Construction, who have donated £600 to the charity in lieu of Christmas gifts that they would normally give.

    In addition we also like to thank  One Medicare @ The Light, who chose Leeds Children’s Charity as the charity their Christmas Giving Tree campaign would benefit from .  This is an annual campaign where the centre urges patients, employees and local residents to buy an extra present whilst they are out doing their Christmas shopping and donate it to the appeal by placing it under the centre’s Giving Tree.   Any gifts they receive under the tree at the Centre get donated to a charity of their choosing.

    Aviva, who have been supporting the charity throughout the year, also collected Christmas gifts for the children including toys, pyjamas, games, and a very much appreciated digital camera.

    Thanks to everyone who helped the charity in some way over the festive period, it is good to see that the Christmas spirit is still alive and kicking within Leeds.

     
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