​Help us to support the most
vulnerable children in Yorkshire

​Help us support the most vulnerable children in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Children’s Trust

Yorkshire Children’s Trust was founded by two sets of parents after their daughters were diagnosed with Leukaemia. The charity has set out to help children and their families cope with the emotional and financial strain of many
life-changing illnesses, something the founders of the charity understand after dealing with their own children going through the long and harsh treatments for cancer.

Our Support Options

Hospital Stay Grant

A one off payment of £150 to help cover the extra expenses for when you have a child in hospital.

Counselling & Therapies

Person centred counselling and play therapies for children and their siblings, supporting positive mental health.

Respite Short Breaks

A time away at the seaside, not just for the child, but mum, dad and any siblings too at our holiday home in Skegness.

50:50 Support Grant

Support towards half the cost of expensive, but essential equipment and therapies for a long term sick or disabled child.

Hospital Stay Grant

A one off payment of £150 to help cover the extra expenses for when you have a child in hospital.

Counselling & Therapies

Person centred counselling and play therapies for children and their siblings, supporting postive mental health.

Respite Short Breaks

A time away at the seaside, not just for the child, but mum, dad and any siblings too at our holiday home in Skegness.

50:50 Support Grant

Support towards half the cost of expensive, but essential equipment and therapies for a long term sick or disabled child.

With your help

We will make the lives of local children better, and reduce the impact on the families that care for them. Remember, every donation, no matter how big or small will help support our work in the community.

A truly local children’s charity based in Halifax and supporting children across the Yorkshire region and beyond that have cancer, leukaemia and other illnesses.

From inception it was decided that Yorkshire Children’s Trust would not just  be a cancer charity, but a charity designed from the ground up to provide help and support to children who fall through traditional funding gaps of support through the NHS, local authorities and other charitable organisations.

Yorkshire Children’s Trust look at children that need support as individuals and will help to support their long term illness or disability, be it a physical or mental impairment.

The team liaise with parents, medical professional, teachers, social workers and key workers to ensure the best possible outcomes with a range of support options targeted at their needs.

Watch our short video presentation on our support options and how your donations make a real difference to local children.

  Yorkshire Children’s Trust – a local charity, helping local children

 

Where does your donation go?

100% of your donation will be used to support our beneficiaries.

We cover our core costs through recycling, so this means that when you make a donation, use one of the fundraising platforms or you hold an event or challenge, every penny will go to help some of the most vulnerable families in our community.

Please donate,
every penny really helps

Did you know that 100% of your donation is used to support sick and vulnerable children in the region?

Latest News

YCT Statement on the passing of HM The Queen

YCT Statement on the passing of HM The Queen

Everyone connected with Yorkshire Children's Trust, from the Trustees, team members, supporters and beneficiaries are deeply saddened on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II on 8th...

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Changes to Counselling & Respite Break Costs

Changes to Counselling & Respite Break Costs

At Yorkshire Children's Trust, although we are facing increasing demand on our budget, we are trying to proactively approach the problems that we all face to help support our beneficiaries as much...

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Charity Testimonials

"... I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for organising the car seat. We were able to collect it very quickly and the suppliers were fantastic with their service - I would definitely recommend you use them again! The seat is in use, and we have a very happy and comfortable little boy in it!"

"Stayed at YCT caravan, overall experience was AMAZING, as you go in there's a folder with everything you need to know about the caravan and how to work heating etc, big spacious bedrooms, a big wet room bathroom with an easy access shower and adapted toilet for the disabled. Lovely Modern caravan with WiFi and tv with Netflix etc. Also has a beautiful cottage feel kitchen!"

"Yorkshire Children's Trust are a great local charity based in Halifax. They're were set up by a parent who has a little girl with cancer. Its great that he changed a big negative experience in his life into something positive. Keep up the good work."

"Loved our stay in this gorgeous caravan. Home from home Spacious rooms Very quiet part of the of the caravan site. Would definitely recommend for family’s with or without disabled children."

"I received the hospital grant of £150 that my social worker applied for and to be honest it has been a godsend. Having a child in hospital is so stressful and the last thing a parent should be worried about is money. The hospital grant has helped us to concentrate on getting our little one better. - THANK YOU"

"Got to say these guys do great work - a great charity and highly recommend them if you've a disabled child and need a little help."

"Excellent support. Great that the charity is adapting their counselling methods to work around this Coronavirus. Sarah provides excellent support to my child, they're happier since the therapy started."

"A great charity, help me with travel costs while my little one was in hospital for weeks on end. At time when our finances were so tight, the charity stepped in and supported us and we are so thankful."