The Facilities Directorate has come together to support one local and one national charity.
Staff across the Facilities Directorate were asked to nominate potential charities and the two with the most votes were Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (local) and Alzheimer’s Society (national).
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
Here at Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, we support children from Yorkshire who are born with a problem with their heart. We are based at the Leeds General Infirmary where we provide funding and resources to the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit. This Unit is a specialist centre where all children from Yorkshire who suffer from congenital heart disease will receive treatment and surgery. Each year the Unit performs over 400 open heart surgeries and sees 10,000 children.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for all people affected by dementia. There are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with an estimate of over 22,151 people affected in West Yorkshire alone.
We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and more than 2,000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia, a greater understanding of dementia, and fund an innovative research programme focused on care for now and a cure for the future.
Across West Yorkshire, we run Dementia cafés and Singing for the Brain groups, as well as information and support services. Our Singing for the Brain group in Kirklees helps people with dementia retain their communication skills, confidence and wellbeing in a musical environment.
Alzheimer’s Society services in across Yorkshire rely overwhelmingly on voluntary income. Without vital donations, we would not be able to provide these lifelines to those affected by dementia.
If you would like to join the fundraising team to help organise events, or if you have an idea on how we can raise money for these great charities, then please contact:
Tel: 0113-343-6100 or
Tel: 0113 343 5080
Congratulations everyone on your fundraising efforts over the past year. You have done a great job and contributed to £7424.68 raised for our Facilities Directorate Charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.
Update: We have raised Thousands of Pounds for Charity!
, 2015December 14
With the end of the year approaching we’ve been counting up the money raised for our FD Charities; Martin House Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Charities Update: Three Peaks and the Toughest Warriors
July 24, 2015
The Facilities Directorate have been hard at work earning money for charity; Our talented teams of chefs did this years’ total warrior challenge in June and , members of the Sport & Physical Activity team have scaled the Yorkshire 3 peaks in aid of charity.
July 7, 2015
All year long the Facilities directorate has been working hard raising money for Martin house children’s hospice and MacMillan cancer support. The Facilities Directorate has set a target of raising £15,000