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  • leedscc 4:02 pm on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: business, , Fundraising, inner child, , networking   

    ‘Discover Your Inner Child’ – Leeds Networking Event 

    This spring, Inspire Events and Leeds Children’s Charity invite you to an exciting and engaging networking event on Wednesday 7th of May 2014. The event aims to raise awareness of the charity through the concept ´Discover Your Inner Child’ whilst creating discussion for creativity within the business environment.

    Communication and interaction is at the heart of our event, providing regular opportunity for discussion. Throughout the session we wish to encourage learning and sharing between attendees and speakers alike within the local Leeds community. To encourage discussion and debate we have Rick Armstrong, Founder of Mentor Group and Louisa Rodriguez, Communications Expert, as our confirmed speakers to address the topic. As well as this a corporate patron of Leeds Children’s Charity, AVIVA will be speaking at the event to discuss how they made a fantastic difference to a local and worthy cause.

    Confirmed Speakers


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    Rick Armstrong

    Rick is an inspirational speaker on topics such as motivation and leadership, business development, networking, referral skills and presentation skills and will be talking about how tapping into your inner child can draw these skills to the forefront. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Louisa Rodriguez

    Louisa is a business woman passionate about what she promotes through her work – Positive Self-Worth and Self-Empowerment. She is a Speaker, Writer and the Co-Founder of Positive Action For PTSD the UKs first organisation to campaign for greater awareness of ALL forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

     

     

     

    The event is taking place at 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the newly refurbished, The Tetley.

    Tickets for the event are priced at £15 +BF (£1.55) each and include complimentary refreshments. We also have a great deal if 5 people wish to come from your company; we have tickets priced at £50+BF (£1.25 per ticket).

    Purchase Tickets >

    Follow the event on Twitter @LeedsChildrensC

    We look forward to seeing you there at what promises to be a fun and rewarding event!

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  • leedscc 10:08 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Briggate, Charity event, Debenhams, , Elizabeth Arden, Fundraising, , , Makeup Party   

    Elizabeth Arden event proves a real hit with the Ladies 

    On Thursday 2nd May, Debenhams’ restaurant on Briggate, Leeds played host to a wonderful evening of pampering and laughter in aid of Leeds Children’s Charity. Tickets were much sought after and it was a full house that enjoyed a luxury makeup demonstration from the Elizabeth Arden team at Debenhams. Danielle Wilson and her colleagues Sue and Jane also provided some excellent makeup tips from colour selection to application.

    Our dedicated volunteers Karen Whitham and Charlotte Lumley were the lucky ladies who received a stylish Elizabeth Arden makeover and both looked fabulous – a real testament to the quality of these makeup products. Karen and Charlotte make up our fundraising events team at LCC and were both delighted with the results.

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    The event was attended by representatives from our corporate sponsors Torque EU, DWF, Hendersons, NB Translate, Lowell Group and West Yorkshire Police alongside our trustees and friends. The event raised £280 from ticket sales and donations for the charity.

    Everyone in attendance was delighted to take home an exclusive goody bag and due to the events’ success and the Elizabeth Arden Ladies commitment to fundraising, it was agreed it will now become an annual event.

    Many thanks to all who came and we hope to see you all at next year’s event that promises to be even bigger and better!

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

    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: , , , , , , , Esh Group, Fundraising, , , , , 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 3:15 pm on December 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Fundraising, , , Lisa Worsnop School of Dance, , , ,   

    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.

     

     
  • 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
    Tags: , Dine Hospitality, Fundraising, , , , Lord Mayor, , , , ,   

    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 10:35 am on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: British Gas, , , , Fundraising, , , , , , ,   

    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 11:10 am on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Richardsons & Co Solicitors LLP continue to support the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    Richardsons & Co Solicitors LLP  are very generously supporting the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity  by providing expertise, collection of much needed resources, and organising fundraising activities.

    Expertise and knowledge have been offered to the trustees to assist with the review and updating of the charity’s Constitution and Rules.  This exercise will be of benefit to current and future trustees in the management of the charity and will ensure that the governing document is fit for purpose for many years to come.

    Collections of Christmas Gifts and food for families in need will be taking place during November and December to help disadvantaged families and children to enjoy some festive cheer.   Items will also be taken to Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre to be enjoyed by many hundreds of children who will be provided with a short break during the 2013 holiday season.

    Fundraising activities being considered are a York to Leeds walk between the offices of Richardsons & Co Solicitors LLP, runners and joggers to join the charity’s 2013 Leeds 10k team, and much more.

    The trustees are extremely grateful to all the staff at Richardsons & Co Solicitors LLP for their help and support.

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

     
  • leedscc 4:06 pm on October 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Fundraising, 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

     
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