Respite Breaks Appeal

Help us to provide respite breaks
to some of the most vulnerable children
in the Yorkshire region

Help our fundraising appeal

Yorkshire Children’s Trust believe that the mental health of children is of paramount importance, especially so if they have additional needs, illnesses or disabilities. The charity provide free respite breaks for not just a child who needs our help, but their parents and siblings too. We can even accommodate a carer if one is needed. In many cases, the families we support have never had a break together before due to financial constraints and the pressure of dealing with additional needs that illnesses and disabilities can present.

We have two holiday homes at Butlins in Skegness and it costs the charity approximately £14,000 to run both these each year. Our appeal is to help cover these costs so we can continue to provide these essential respite breaks free of charge to our beneficiaries. 

(If you are looking for the page for supporters who helped to fund our second holiday home, please click here)


Holiday Home Supporters for 2023/24

Yorkshire Children’s Trust would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the following companies and charities that have so far donated to our appeal. Without their great support we would not be able to provide our breaks to some of the most vulnerable children in our community.

£550.00 Marshall & Viggars Charitable Trust
£1000.00 Sweetpea Charity
£200.00  Joseph & Mary Hiley Charitable Trust

If you would be interested in supporting our appeal, we welcome pledges of support via cheque or bank transfer. Cheques can be made payable to Yorkshire Children’s Trust and posted to:
Yorkshire Children’s Trust, Horley Green Works, Horley Green Road, Halifax, HX3 6AS

Annual costs accrued each year for the holiday home include site fees, council charges, water & sewerage charges, electricity and gas charges.
As some of the families are extremely poorly, we provide internet access and television packages for their entertainment.

Approximate annual charges (per holiday home)

£4745 Site Fees & Council Charges
£250 Direct Fed Gas
£220 Electricity including standing charges
£450 Water Charges
£280 Non Domestic Rates
£360 WISP Internet Service
£150 TV Packages from Netflix/NowTV
£500 Ongoing Repairs/Maintenance Budget

We would like to thank the funders from our 2022-23 financial year that help to support our respite breaks with the following donations.

£750.00 Pat Newman Memorial Trust
£3000.00 Webb Family Charitable Trust
£1000.00 David & Elizabeth Kerfoot Charitable Trust
£250.00 The Sir Derek Greenaway Foundation
£2500.00 Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
£1000.00 Paradigm Norton Trust
£2000.00 Hull & East Riding Charitable Trust
£250.00 Stella Symons Charitable Trust

Butlins Skegness
YCT Master Bedroom
YCT Kitchen

Supporting the needs of local children since 2011