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  • leedscc 2:54 pm on February 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bikeway, cycle path, Leeds Building Society, , , , Silverdale, , , Travis Perkins   

    Leeds Building Society, White Rose Rotary and Travis Perkins complete cycle path 

    An amazing team of volunteers from Leeds Building Society, White Rose Rotary, and Travis Perkins have joined together to create a cycle path through the woods at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale.

    Nearly 500 underprivileged children will be travelling to the centre during 2013 to enjoy a week’s holiday by the sea.  The holiday centre offers them space to have fun, play, and be a child.  The spacious grounds of the holiday centre will be filled with laughter and chatter of children while they ride on bikes and go-carts, enjoy the new cycle path, playground, and take part in sports and games.

    Cycle path team - 03.02.13

    The cycle path will add another dimension to this holiday experience, and we are extremely grateful to these wonderful volunteers for making this happen.

    The team worked over a weekend and took the opportunity to enjoy the facilities of the holiday centre, whilst creating another facility to be enjoyed by children with little hope or expectation.

    If anyone would like to help the charity, or to stay at the holiday centre for a weekend and week when children are not in residence, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 0113 245 4281.

     

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  • leedscc 2:34 pm on December 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Leeds Metropolitan University, Silverdale, ,   

    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 12:35 pm on December 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dine Hospitality, , , , , Lord Mayor, , Silverdale, , ,   

    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 9:04 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Christmas and holiday season, , , , , , , Silverdale, , ,   

    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: , , , , , Grow Your Tenner, , , , , Leeds Community Foundation, , Silverdale,   

    ‘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: , , , , , , Silverdale, , , 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.

     
  • leedscc 5:03 pm on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Charles Stanley, Don Little Properties, , , , Exquisite Handmade Cakes, , , , Silverdale, , ,   

    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 9:17 am on June 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Golf day, Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs, , Moortown Golf Club, Silverdale, , ,   

    31 Hole Golf Challenge completed .. 

    Richard Brown and Martin Heggie, Captain and Professional of Moortown Golf Club, are setting out at 4.00 am yesterday to undertake a 31 Hole Golf Challenge on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity.  The aim of the challenge was to play one hole at each of the 31 clubs in the Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs in one day.  The first hole was played at 4.30 am at Wetherby Golf Club and the day ended at Moortown Golf Club at approximately 7.30 pm.

    Members of the Moortown Golf Club have supported the Leeds Children’s Charity for many years with the first donation to benefit the children of Leeds being made in 1949.

    Verlie McCann, Chairman of the charity said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Richard, Martin, and all the members of the Moortown Golf Club who have given up their time and energy to help many children of Leeds who are in need of a break.”

    Moortown Golf Club is just one of the clubs within The Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs whose ongoing support to the charity has been amazing.  Over £232,145 has been donated to the Leeds Children’s Charity since 1948 which has helped to finance holidays for hundreds of children at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, near Morecambe.

    Leeds Children’s Charity was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest charities in Leeds.  Over 58,000 disadvantaged children of Leeds have benefited since that time, and over 400 children each year now enjoy time and space to have fun, play, and make friends while they spend time by the sea at the holiday centre.

    Richard Brown said, “We are delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile charity and hope to raise a substantial sum throughout the day”.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please telephone 01132454281, or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.

     
  • leedscc 9:25 am on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Silverdale, , ,   

    Challenge completed – 75-mile bike ride from Silverdale to Leeds raises £4,500 

    An amazing team of cyclists set off from Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, early on Saturday 19 May 2012 to cycle 75 miles to Leeds in aid of the Leeds Children’s Charity.   The route took them over hills and dales, through wind and rain, until they finally sped along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath to their final destination where a champagne reception awaited this amazing group of individuals.

    Ready to go ..

    Colleagues from Aviva and Hendersons together with family and friends made up the cycling team together with the extremely important support network that kept the cyclists safe, fed, and motivated to complete the challenge. Hours of practice put in by the team members paid off handsomely and resulted in the wonderful sponsorship sum of £4,500 in aid of the work of the charity.  The Leeds Children’s Charity provides free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years.  Over 400 children each year travel from Leeds to Silverdale by train to enjoy time and space for fun, play, friends, and the opportunity to be a child.  The trustees are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in this gruelling challenge that will help two groups of 14 underprivileged children to have a much-needed break by the sea away from dysfunctional families and/or responsibilities beyond their years.

    If you would like to help the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity in any way, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or 01132454281.

     

 
  • leedscc 3:26 pm on May 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Chris Chapman, , , , , Silverdale, , ,   

    75-mile bicycle ride from Silverdale to Leeds 

    Chris Chapman, a trustee of the Leeds Children’s Charity, is a member of a 16 strong team who will be cycling 75 miles from Silverdale, near Morecambe, to Leeds on Saturday 19 May 2012.  The team will include staff from Aviva and Henderson Insurance , and they will be travelling over many hills to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    Leeds Children’s Charity is a local Leeds’ charity that was founded to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children of the City aged 7 to 11 years.  Over 400 children each year have fun, play, and make lasting friendships at Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, away from difficult home situations and responsibilities beyond their years.

    Go to http://www.justgiving.com/swingdesign to support this amazing team and the charity by donating online.  It is easy to do with a credit or debit card and all the money plus Gift Aid is donated straight to the charity.

    If you would like to know more about this fantastic fund-raising event, or the work of the charity, please contact by email at info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 01132454281.

    Thank you for all your help and support.

     

     
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