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  • leedscc 11:22 am on August 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Inline Helps Charity Brighten Lives 

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    Local company Inline Healthy and Beauty have kindly donated a supply of Aloha sun lotion, ensuring the children staying at Silverdale centre will be protected throughout the summer, meaning they can play outdoors without worry of burning in the sun.

    All the children the charity helps suffer from poverty, neglect, abuse, learning difficulties, illness or are young carers themselves. Leeds Children’s Charity gives these children the opportunity to have a break and enjoy a visit to the seaside, making friends and having fun along the way.

    The Silverdale Holiday Centre is a purpose built resort that allows the children to enjoy a holiday they may otherwise have struggled to experience without the charity’s help. The donation is not only a very kind gesture it’s an incredibly practical donation which will help the charity protect the children’s health and wellbeing.

    Inline Managing Director, Christian Cain said of the donation “The charity’s priority is the health and wellbeing of the children at the Silverdale holiday centre, and as a local charity we felt it was only right that we helped in any way possible. During the summer it can be very easy for children to get sunburnt playing outdoors, so naturally we thought sun lotion would be the ideal way to help the charity. The sun lotion is from the Aloha kids range and not only has a high SPF to screen the child’s skin from the sun’s rays, but it also has a blue dye ensuring that all exposed skin is covered!”

    Leeds Children’s Charity relies on donations from the public and business such as Inline, and without these donations it would be impossible for them to continue the work they do with local children.

    As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Verlie McCann was delighted with the donation saying “The impact of the donation is incredible, Christian and Inline have given the charity enough sun lotion to last the entire summer season. The children’s wellbeing is of utmost importance and Inline’s donation means we can protect the children from the sun for the remainder of summer, letting them enjoy playing outdoors free from worry.”

    Now, let’s hope the rain disappears and there is plenty more sun for the children to enjoy at the Silverdale holiday centre!

    For further information on Leeds Children’s Charity and the many ways you can support it visit http://www.leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or call 0113 2454281.

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

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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!

     
  • leedscc 1:38 pm on October 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bath products, beauty range, , event, , Leeds, molton brown, victoria quarter   

    Molton Brown Evening Thursday 21st November 2013 

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    The Leeds Children’s Charity Molton Brown Evening

     

    You are invited to a very exclusive event at Molton Brown Leeds, in aid of Leeds Children’s Charity.

     

    As the nights draw in and the bitterly cold winter is almost upon us, what better way to fight off the winter chill with a selection of luxury bath and beauty products courtesy of Molton Brown. On Thursday 21 November 2013 join Leeds Children’s Charity to sample the brand new range at their flagship store in Victoria Quarter.

     

    Molton Brown will be on hand to showcase their new product range and will also be offering hand and arm massages to soothe any aches and pains the cold weather brings.

     

    Tickets to the event are just £10 and include a free glass of wine on arrival, entry to the raffle and a goodie bag containing a £5 gift card and 2 50ml products worth £10!

     

    As the shop has a limited capacity, we strongly advise purchasing tickets well in advance of the event. If you would like to purchase a ticket you can buy them from our offices in Leeds city centre situated at Suite 12, 6-8 York Place, LS1 2DS.

    Alternatively, call us on 0113 245 4281 or email us at info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk

    Follow the event on Twitter @LeedsChildrensC

    Join the Facebook Event!

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

     

     
  • leedscc 10:08 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Briggate, Charity event, Debenhams, , Elizabeth Arden, , Leeds, , 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 4:11 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: akzo nobel, , , Leeds, leeds charity, , premier inn, twitter   

    Good News and Donations 

    The past month has seen Leeds Children’s Charity go from strength to strength after we secured some prominent corporate sponsors and received some extremely generous donations.

    Here’s a brief snapshot of just some of the fantastic progress we have made in the past few weeks:

    A special mention must go firstly to a very active patron of the charity, Eric Forster who has generously pledged the sum of £2000 to go towards the outdoor playing equipment. As a former chairman, Eric’s continued support has raised thousands of pounds and he has also encouraged others to donate through his connection with Leeds Rotary Club.

    Simply Health, a healthcare organisation based in Leeds has pledged over £2000 which will largely go towards improving the picnic area at the centre.

    Toy Trust have awarded Leeds Children’s Charity £5000 following our successful application for funding to provide respite to young carers and disadvantaged children who are supported by Signpost.

    Scurrah Wainwright Trust have awarded Leeds Children’s Charity £2500 to go towards  young carers respite holiday.

    Over £1000 has been delivered to the office by Catherine Noble who is organising bucket collections on behalf of the charity – keep an eye out for them in your local supermarket or shopping centre!

    Whilst this money is vital to the charity we are also grateful to the many people who have donated their time, labour and resources to us. GSS Architecture has offered to brighten up the exterior of the holiday centre whilst Akzo Nobel and Dulux will be painting the boys dormitory. Simon Docherty and his staff at Premier Inn have very kindly pledged mattresses, tables, quilts and numerous other furniture and bedding for the center.

    We are also looking forward to welcoming some more volunteers joining us at the centre in June and are ever grateful for people doing various challenges on our behalf. To volunteer or run the Leeds 10k to raise money for LCC please email us at info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or get in touch via Twitter @LeedsChildrensC

    With Thanks

    Leeds Childrens Charity

     
  • leedscc 4:52 pm on February 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bicycle, Bicycle safety, , , Cycle Service Leeds, , , 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 4:35 pm on January 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arla Foods, , , , , , Leeds, , ,   

    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, , , Leeds, , , 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
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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.

     

     
  • 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.

     

     
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