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The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children's Fund
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Our Contributions
 
Your donations have made an incredible difference in the the local community of Cumbria, England. Please find below several examples of major CKDCF contributions that have significantly impacted children's health, wellness and educational needs:  
   
     
Beneficiary:
Contribution:
 
Year:
Description of Donation or How Monies Used:
 

 
The Children's Ward at West Cumberland Hospital
 
£2,000
 
2003
  Purchased hospital beds and entertainment units for children's oncology ward

 

St. Bridget's Elementary School, Egremont

 

£4,000

2004
 
Purchased musical instruments to create and support music department

 
Bookwell Elementary School, Egremont

 
£3,000
2006
  Constructed new library equipped with attractive books and furnished with child friendly carpets and bean bags

 
Tony & Pauline Bell / Meningitis Research Foundation

 
£1,000
2007
  Donated money to Meningitis Research Foundation in memory of Tony & Pauline Bells' daughter, Lisa, who the Bell's recently lost to Meningitis

 
Wyndham School, Egremont

 
£5,000
2007
  Used for Student Achievement Rewards Program to increase student incentive for improved academic performance.

 
Howgill Family Center, Egremont

 
£500
 
2007
  Purchased Christmas presents for children who would otherwise receive no gifts  
Orgill School, Egremont

 
£3,000
2008
  Refurbished playground  
Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service: Straightline, under-19 help centre of CADAS, Egremont  
£3,000
2008
  Funded a pilot project which targets Salterbeck, an area in Workington, Cumbria where unemployment is double the national average, income is lower than average and Job Seekers benefit is claimed twice as much as the national average. Through a program called Straightline (SL) the CKDCF funded project focused on outreach work with young people, a community based drop in session for drug and alcohol information and structured courses so young people are able to gain a nationally recognized accreditation through the Open College Network.

 
Open Gates Nursery, Egremont

 
£500
 
2008
  Purchased toys used for important early childhood development  
Mayfield Special School, Whitehaven  
£500
2008
  Facilitated musical concert through a series called: Music in Hospitals, an organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability through the joy and therapeutic benefits of live music

 
The Hospital and Home Tuition Service, Cumbria

 
£1,000
 
2009
  Purchased innovative computer software designed to assist hospitalized children with their education, stress reduction and school reimmersion
 
The Eden Valley Hospice  
£500
 
2009
  Monies used to purchase a gaming station and a much needed wheel chair accessible group table.  

The Mayfield Special School, Whitehaven

 

£500

 

2010

 

Monies used to purchase musical instruments for pupils.

 

Rainbow Trust, Cumbria Family Support Worker

 

£1,800

 

2010

 

Grant made to the Rainbow Trust to help fund Family Support work in the area of Cumbria, England.

 
Local Egremont Family, Cumbria   £300   2010   Donation made to a local Egremont family to assist with the mounting travel costs associated with their daughters surgical and chemotherapy treatment sessions in Newcastle.

 
Rainbow Trust, Cumbria Family Support Worker

 
£2,000
 
2011
  Grant made to the Rainbow Trust to help fund Family Support work in the area of Cumbria, England.  

Orgill School, Egremont

 
£1,000
 
2011
  The CKDCF provided Orgill School with a grant towards the cost of equipment for a new Sensory Room.  
Cleator Moor Celtic Under 15's Football Team  
£675
 
2011
  The CKDCF donated £675 GBP for the Cleator Moor Celtic Under 15's football strips.  
               
The Great North Children's Hospital Cancer Ward  
£1,800
 
2011
  The CKDCF made a £1800 donation to The Great North Children's Hospital Cancer Ward to purchase a futon chair bed to allow parents to sleep next to their children on the ward.  
               
The Rosehill Youth Theatre   £500   2012   The CKDCF donated £500 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre to assist with running costs and for the forthcoming summer production, Jungle Book.  
               
The Greenback Community Centre - Summer Camp, Whitehaven   £500   2012   The CKDCF donated £500 to the Greenback Community Centre summer camp for their summer play scheme.  
               
Cerebral Palsy Cumbria   £3,000   2012   The CKDCF has donated £3,000 to Cerebral Palsy Cumbria. The donation will fund a Support Worker/Physio at the organization.  
               
Orgill School   £500   2012   Orgill School was the Primary School winner of the 2012 CKDCF charity T-Shirt design contest. The £500 school prize was used to purchase football posts and nets.  
               
Keswick School   £500   2012   Kewsick School was the Secondary School winner of the 2012 CKDCF charity T-Shirt design contest. The £500 school prize was used to purchase display boards for the school.  
               
Aaron Hewitt   £1,108.99   2012   A Braille-enhanced Apple Macbook Pro and a digital dictaphone was purchase for Aaron Hewitt, a 10 year old blind boy, to assist with homework and daily activities.  
               
Newcastle RVI Children's Cancer Ward   £1,000   2012   The CKDCF bought 200 selection boxes for Newcastle RVI Children's Cancer ward along with £1000 worth of equipment for the children.  
               
West Cumbria Society for the Blind   £1,000   2013   Funds were used for equipment and to improve safety of play area.  
               
Music in Hospitals   £750   2013   The CKDCF funded three concerts, one each at Mayfield School, Eden Valley Hospice and West Cumberland Hospital Chidlren's Ward  
               
West Cumbria Society for the Blind   £480   2013   Purchased ipad for bilnd child to assist in school work and asignments.  
               
The Greenback Community Centre - Summer Camp, Whitehaven   £500   2013   The CKDCF donated £500 to the Greenback Community Centre summer camp for their summer play scheme.  
               
Rosehill Youth Theatre, Whitehaven   £1,000   2013   The CKDCF donated £1000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre to assist with running costs and youth productions.  
               
West Cumbria Society for the Blind   £650   2013   The CKDCF donated £650 to West Cumbria Society for the Blind to benefit Cameron Molyneux with an Electronic Reader to assist with homework  
               
School for Blind Children in Edinburgh   £480   2013   The CKDCF donated £480 to the School for Blind Children in Edinburgh to benefit Daniel Murphy with an I-Pad to assist with homework  
               
Cerebral Palsy Cumbria   £3,000   2013   The CKDCF has donated £3,000 to Cerebral Palsy Cumbria. The donation will fund a Support Worker/Physio at the organization.  
               
Newcastle RVI Children's Cancer Ward   £298   2013   The CKDCF bought 200 selection boxes for Newcastle RVI Children's Cancer ward. All gifts were hand wrapped and delivered by the CKDCF staff and special guest Alan Shearer.  
               
Down's Syndrome Centre in Prudhoe, Newcastle   £399.99   2014   The CKDCF donated a laptop to aid the children at the Down's Syndrome Centre in Prudhoe, Newcastle.  
               
Rosehill Youth Theatre, Whitehaven   £1,000   2014   The CKDCF donated £1000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre to assist with running costs and youth productions.  
               
The South Copeland Disability Group   £2,600   2014   The CKDCF donated £2600 to the S.C.D.G. (South Copeland Disability Group) to help erect a double swing to go in Millom Park for children with special needs.  
               
The Greenback Community Centre - Summer Camp, Whitehaven   £500   2014   The CKDCF donated £500 to the Greenback Community Centre summer camp for their summer play scheme.  
               
Tree of Hope   £1,000   2014   £1000 Donation to Isabelle Pears, aged 5, through "Tree of Hope" towards her operation to let her walk better.  
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
                   
                   
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