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

    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.

     

     

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  • leedscc 9:20 am on February 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , Tony Passmore, West Yorkshire   

    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 3:15 pm on December 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Lisa Worsnop School of Dance, , , , West Yorkshire   

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

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

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

    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 4:40 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Sainsbury's Brewery Wharf, Sainsbury's Community Spirit Programme, , , West Yorkshire   

    Sainsbury’s Local Brewery Wharf, Leeds, to support the Leeds Children’s Charity 

    The new Sainsbury’s Local Store at Brewery Wharf, Leeds, was officially opened by Grenville and Sandra Fletcher, Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    As part of Sainsbury’s on-going Community Spirit Programme, bedding, towels, safety helmets and pads have been purchased for the charity for use at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, near Morecambe.  The charity is preparing to provide nearly 500 disadvantaged children with a short break/respite during the 2013 holiday season and the very generous assistance of the staff at Sainsbury’s Brewery Wharf will be a tremendous help in ensuring that everything is ready for their arrival.

    Amy Stephenson, Sainsbury’s Store Manager, said that the staff at the new store were delighted to be able to support this worthwhile local charity and to help to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children of Leeds.

    The trustees are enormously grateful to Sainsbury’s for this amazing support and we hope to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship with Amy and her staff during 2013 for the benefit of the children and everyone at Sainsbury’s Local Brewery Wharf.

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

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

    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 4:18 pm on July 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , West Yorkshire   

    Liverpool to Leeds – sponsored 127 mile cycle ride along the canal for charity 

    Steven Dawson, Head of Costs Department, DWF LLP, has completed a 127 mile cycle from Liverpool to Leeds, along the canal to raise funds on behalf of the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.   DWF LLP have nominated the Leeds Children’s Charity as their Charity of the Year for 2012 and this is just one of many fundraising activities that are being organised to help raise money and resources for the charity.

    Approximately £485 has already been raised for the charity by this amazing challenge and if you would like to add to this total, the sponsorship site is  http://www.justgiving.com/SteveDawson.

    We are extremely grateful to Steve for his support and encouragement to others to raise funds on our behalf.  The money will be used to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children of Leeds aged 7 to 11 year who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have fun, play, or be a child away from difficult home situations or responsibilities beyond their years.

    Over 400 children will enjoy a holiday by the sea during the 2012 holiday season and we would like to thank Steve and all his sponsors for the help given to help make this possible.

    If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please contact either by telephone 0113 245 4281 or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk

     

     

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

    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.

     
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