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The Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children's Fund
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August 2, 2014: The CKDCF presented a cheque for £500 to Greenbank Community Association to help towards their Summer Playscheme.
 

 

 
August 1, 2014: The CKDCF donated £1000 to Isabelle Pears, aged 5, through "Tree of Hope" to help towards her operation to help her walk better.
 

 

 
June 23, 2014: The CKDCF donated £1600 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. More details to follow shortly.
 

 
June 23, 2014: SIR – On behalf of Rosehill Youth Theatre, we would like to extend our thanks to the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund for the donation of £1,000. Rosehill Youth Theatre is extremely grateful for the money that will be used towards our upcoming production of Peter Pan, that will be performed at Rosehill from July 19 to 21.
 
 

 
June 23, 2014: The CKDCF donated a laptop to aid the children at the Down's Syndrome Centre in Prudhoe, Newcastle.
 
 

 
January 1, 2014: CKDCF volunteers Mark, Matthew and Evie Andrews along with Isabella Kirkbride, Mark and Siobhan McVeigh hand wrapped and delivered 200 Selection Boxes to the Childrens Cancer Ward at Newcastle RVI. Alan Shearer joined in the Christmas joy helping to hand out selection boxes to the children.
 
 
     
 
     
 
 

 
October 19, 2013: David and Jeanette Farmer have rased over £1,375 for the CKDCF!!! What an amazing job well done. Please join us in congratulating the Farmer's on their tremendous accomplishment!
 

 

September 23, 2013: Congratulations to David and Jeanette Farmer for completing the 200 mile Coast to Coast walk to raise funds for the CKDCF. What a fantastic journey!! Thank you both for your tremendous support!!

 
 

 
September 14, 2013: The CKDCF has donated £650 to West Cumbria Society for the Blind to benefit Cameron Molyneux with an Electronic Reader to assist with homework.
 
 

 
September 14, 2013: The CKDCF has donated £1000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre (RYT) who's mission is to help children through performing arts. RYT's goals are to support and promote performing arts skills for young people from underprivileged backgrounds, children with disabilities/medical conditions and young people with mental health issues, provide leisure time activities in the interests of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life, and provide support and activities which develop young people's skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
 
 

 
September 12, 2013: The CKDCF has donated CKDCF strips to the Cleator Moor Celtic Team!
 
 

 

September 7, 2013: Jeanette & David Farmer have set off on their coast to coast
walk in support of the CKDCF. Wish them luck on their fantastic journey - send your
support their way...

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September 5, 2013: The CKDCF has donated £480 to the School for Blind Children in Edinburgh to benefit Daniel Murphy with an I-Pad to assist with homework.
 
 

 
August 9, 2013: A huge thank you to Mark Andrews for raising £758 with his online auction! Top selling items were a signed Roberto Duran Glove (£60) and signed Lionel Messi picture (£110). Join us in congratulating Mark for a job well done!
 

 
March 3, 2013: Congratulations to the Bransty Girls under 16s! Team Brantsy played their first game in their CKDCF sponsored strips last Sunday,,and won 8-0!!!!
   

 
February 1, 2013: Thank you Ship Gryphon and crew for your generous donation!

   
December 30, 2012: The CKDCF once again bought 200 selection boxes for the Newcastle RVI Children's Cancer Christmas Party! We also bought £1000 worth of equipment for the ward including a printer, digital camera and accessories, DVD's, and games for the gaming consoles. Matthew and Evie Andrews, along with friends, Jessica McDonald, Simone and Shannon Rush, wrapped up all of the selection boxes and all of the goods were hand delivered to Newcastle last Sunday. Many Cumbrian children are treated at this unit allowing the CKDCF to help in this way. We would like to thank the Co-op in Egremont for kindly reducing the cost of the selection boxes and a special thank you to Terry and staff!
   
   
Above: Evie and Matthew Andrews and Evie's friend Simone Rush at Newcastle   Above: Cancer patients unwrapping gifts for the ward   Above: Cancer patients unwrapping gifts for the ward
         

   
December 4, 2012: The CKDCF has donated a Braille-enhanced Apple Macbook Pro and a digital dictaphone was purchase to Aaron Hewitt, a 10 year old blind boy from Little Broughton, to assist with homework and daily activities.

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December 4th, 2012: The CKDCF would like to congratulate Mark Andrews on his Pride of Sellafield...Community Hero Award!!! Mark has dedicated his time and energy to the CKDCF since the charities inception in 2002. His amazing work is unsurpassed and we are proud of his achievements! Great work Mark!  
 
Evie Andrew, Samantha, & Aaron Hewitt
 

   
September 17, 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 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. The winner at each school received a £50 voucher and the 2 runners-up at each school received a £25 voucher!
 
   
   
       
Above: Orgill School Recipients   Above: Keswick School Recipients  
   

   
September 8, 2012: The CKDCF has donated £3,000 to Cerebral Palsy Cumbria. The donation will fund a Support Worker/Physio at the organization.

"CP Cumbria Support Workers offers friendly, confidential support to children and adults with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.

The team advise on practical issues such as special educational needs & liaising with schools and LEA's, support groups and resources in the local area, help with practicalities such as form-filling, funding applications and generally provide support and a listening ear.

They are involved with the family for as long as the client wants: for a single episode of help on the phone to a long relationship built over several years."

For more information on Cerebral Palsy Cumbira, please visite their website: http://www.cpcumbria.org.uk/

 
 
Matthew and Evie Andrews presenting £3,000 donation to Brian Early from Cerebral Palsy Cumbria.
   

   
September 1, 2012: The CKDCF has donated £500 to the Greenback Community Centre Summer Camp in Whitehaven, Cumbria for their Summer Play Scheme. The Greenback community centre is a volunteer based organization that runs youth clubs, family fun nights, lunch clubs, and computer courses for children. The play schemes are an invaluable way to keep children involved and build community togetherness. Click here for more information.
 
 
Team Greenbank: with Mark Andrews from CKDCF and Maria Hewitt from Cumbria County Council (two of the scheme funders) and Greenbank Community Centre committee member Marc Humphreys
 

 
July 17, 2012: CKDCF SUMMER SUCCESS written by Dominic Beaumont: Mark Andrews raises the roof of the Ship launch Pub with some tremendous fund raising. I spoke directly with CKDCF financial manager Mark Andrew's who told me "We raised close to one thousand pounds last Friday which is really great for one night in a pub". He continues "The Evening started with Cumbrian folk duo, John And Wayne, Dorie Jackson was on vocals and with Francis on guitar and then drums. We then had our celebrity auction, which raised over £600.. the top item was a signed Newcastle United Shirt which went for £85. Then local hero 'Buzz Elliott' did a great acoustic set and that was followed by a Raffle and Dutch Auction.. thanks to Jill and Michael Rush for the kind Raffle Prize Donation!

I also spoke with Francis who told me " The CKDCF summer fund raiser is mostly for the locals to come out and show their support. I have to thank Mark Andrews for his incredible effort because to raise one thousand pounds is a testimony to mark's tenacity and commitment to the charity. He's always doing something to get new funds for the children's activities we support. We couldn't operate without him, he's a real powerhouse".

Mark continues " I would also like to thank my Children, Matthew and Evie and my Nephew and Niece,Jamie and Lauren Litt, who helped selling Raffle Tickets and collecting money for the Dutch Auction, along with Evies Friend Simon Rush. Thanks to my sister Claire Litt, who kept track of the Auction items/bids. The Evening was rounded off with blues sensation Colin Nichol who was on blinding form yet again. A great Night".

 
 
Above: Matthew and Evie Andrews
 

 
May 26, 2012: The CKDCF donated £500 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre which is a local theatre company for young people in West Cumbria. The Rosehill Youth Theatre's aim is to help children through performing arts and to help children from all backgrounds, by:

• Supporting and promoting performing arts skills for young people from underprivileged backgrounds, children with disabilities/medical conditions and young people with mental health issues.

• Providing leisure time activities in the interests of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life.

• Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

The CKDCF donation will be used to assist with running costs and for the forthcoming summer production, Jungle Book. More news to follow shortly!

 
 
Above: Mark Anderws presenting the cheque to the theatre group.
   

 
January 3, 2012: The CKDCF spread the Christmas cheer at The Great North Children's Hospital Cancer Ward by purchasing an £1800 futon chair bed to allow parents to sleep next to their children on the ward as well as handing out 200 wrapped Selection Boxes to youngsters at the Newcastle Racecourse. Mark Andrews, Matthew Andrews, Evie Andrews and Matthew Bland personally wrapped all 200 Selection Boxes with a special note from the CKDCF. Chelsea Halfpenny,"Amy" from Emmerdale, gave up her afternoon to help hand out the gifts and she even wore an Elf's costume to add to the Christmas spirit.

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Above: Chelsea Halfpenny, who plays Amy in Emmerdale, joined volunteers of the CKDCF to hand out selection boxes to youngsters in Newcastle.
   
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
                   
                   
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