Our beneficiaries

Over the years we’ve supported many local groups and organisations, perhaps most significantly in that time the Skipton-based Petal Children’s Cancer Research. “Karen Weaving started Petal Childhood Cancer Research (previously Ribble Valley & White Rose Ladies) over 17 years ago to raise funds specifically for research into childhood cancers for Cancer Research UK.  In September 2013 Petal achieved their £1 million milestone and in April 2014 invited His Royal Highness Duke of Gloucester to a celebratory luncheon as Guest of Honour. (The Duke is President of CRUK and an Honorary Member of Petal).” We all know someone who’s been affected by cancer, but it’s particularly poignant – indeed heartbreaking – when it affects children.   http://petalcancer.co.uk/about-us/

From our longest running association to one of our latest, The Country Trust. While it is a national educational charity, we support the local branch, covering Craven and Bradford. The Trust is dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it.  They operate throughout England and North Wales, working with primary schools in urban and other areas of high deprivation.   http://www.countrytrust.org.uk/about/landing

Another new association for us, the Principle Trust. Once again based in Skipton, they provide respite breaks to local underprivileged and disadvantaged children from North and West Yorkshire, particularly children with life limiting conditions, disabilities, or those facing financial hardship, trauma  or stress. The Trust works with the Local Authorities, Children’s Social Services, Children’s Centres, Charities and Schools to ensure that children and their families or carers who are most in need benefit from the respite breaks we offer. They currently have three homes located at the Marton Mere Holiday Park in Blackpool. These provide week-long breaks to children all year round.   http://www.theprincipletrust.co.uk/

SELFA – or Skipton Extended Learning For All is another local charity supporting children and young people in Skipton and Craven. In the words of their website, SELFA’s goal is to work towards a community where vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children and young people experience happiness and belonging.  They nurture and support children and young people through our clubs, workshops, trips and residentials to enable them to be the best they can be. SELFA has also worked with Country Trust to help achieve their aims, and have been another of our major beneficiaries in recent years.   https://www.selfa.org.uk/

Over the years we’ve provided support for a number of local groups, including YMCA in Skipton, and SKYP – or Skipton Camping for Young People. Recently we put our backing behind a group of young people from across our area, who work tirelessly raising money for research into Multiple Sclerosis.

Here’s a list of just some of the groups and charities who have benefited from our efforts over the years:
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • RV&WRL (Children’s Cancer Research)
  • Craven YMCA
  • Richmond YMCA
  • GMP Memorial PC Bone & PC Hughes
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance
  • Help For Heroes
  • Petal Childhood Cancer Research
  • Skipton Music Theatre Company
  • Labradors In Need
  • Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society
  • Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice (Oxenhope)
  • St Michael’s Hospice
  • Craven Extreme Camping Challenge
  • SELFA – supporting Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Disabled Children
  • SCYP – Skipton Camping for Young People
  • Hope Appeal
  • Multiple Sclerosis Research
  • NYP Christmas Teddy Bear Appeal
  • Country Trust
  • The Principle Trust Children’s Society
  • Jamie Simpson-Kidd Olympic Dream Appeal