Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.
We listen. We support. We act.
There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future. Because no child should feel alone. Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.
The Children's Heart Surgery Fund is an award winning charity, supporting the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary. We are funded by generous donations from the general public and our corporate supporters, and by the amazing efforts of our fundraisers. We’re only able to help because of your support.
We recently presented a cheque for £1000.80 to a representative of the charity who very kindly came to the Bogie Race to receive it.
Phil Johnson, pictured left is one of Leeds DA's previous chairman's. As a fireman himself his chosen charity was an obvious one and something he felt very passionate about. Leeds DA worked hard to raise funds as we do for all chosen charities and here he is handing a cheque of £235 over to a charity representative.
The Fire Fighters Charity has grown enormously since it was founded in 1943. It is now a national registered charity providing rehabilitation, recuperation and sheltered housing, as well as welfare and financial grants, to serving and retired firefighters and their families who find themselves in need.
Assistance may be given to any beneficiary who is experiencing difficulties whether they be financial, physical, or emotional. This may take the form of financial grants for a widow/er, sending a child who has lost their parent on an activity holiday, adapting a home to make life more comfortable for a retired firefighter, or simply sending a family with a sick member on convalescence rest.
The charity runs three national centres which provide residential rehabilitation or recuperation after illness or surgery.