Our Philosophy

Following the policy set by The Ledston Charity of benefiting local charities and individuals where the money raised has been donated to many varied and interesting projects, The Yorkshire Charity will continue to focus its support in four main areas: Health and Human Services, Education, Civic and Community Programmes and the Arts. No profit making organisation will be considered. Every penny raised goes to local charities, charitable organisations and charity based individuals.
Each year we support a number of amazing local charities and from those we select one to be the main beneficiary.

CLIC Sargent – Lead Charity 2018


CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. When cancer strikes young lives, we help families limit the damage it causes beyond their health. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally, so they can focus on the important things, like getting well.
In Yorkshire last year, our care teams ensured families weren’t alone in coping with a child or young person’s cancer diagnosis by supporting 556 children and young people. We also helped local families meet the additional costs of cancer with financial grants.
“When your child is ill your priorities change. They helped us keep control of the little things when we couldn’t control the big things, like our daughter’s health.” – Lara (Sheffield)

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Our List of Donations

£12,500 – The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

£4000 – Leeds Rhinos Foundation

£4000 – Heart Research UK

£3000 – Featherstone Rovers Foundation

£1000 – Brighsaw Trust

£500 – Friends of Kirk Deighton Primary School

£12,000 Brigshaw Trust

£5,000 Leeds Rhinos Foundation

£3,000 Heart Research UK

£1,000 Friends of Kirk Fenton

£10,000 Leeds Rhinos Foundation

£10,000 York Cancer Research Unit (Prostate Cancer)

£11,000 Other local charities & individuals

£15,000 Leeds Cancer Vaccine Appeal

£9,500 Local charities & individuals

£13,000 Local charities & individuals

£12,500 Local charities & individuals

£6,000 The Variety Club Childrens Charity
£5,000 Other local charities & individuals

£9,000 Heart Research
£5,000 Other local charities & individuals

£9,000 St Georges Crypt
£9,000 Other local charities & individuals

£7,500 Sparks
£10,000 Other local charities & individuals

£10,000 Motor Neurone Disease Association
£8,000 Other local charities & individuals