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Ilkley Ball raises £17,500 for Yorkshire Children’s Charity

Supporters at The Principle Trust annual ball 2022

A charity set up to provide respite holidays for some of Yorkshire’s neediest children has raised £17,500 at its annual fundraising ball.

The event was organised by the Principle Trust Children’s Charity which provides free respite holidays to children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.

Over 150 supporters attended the James Bond themed event at Ilkley’s Craiglands Hotel; the landmark venue was recently announced as the latest to join the charity’s growing list of patrons.

Firmly established as the highlight of the Trust’s fundraising calendar, the ball was supported by businesses across the Craven and Wharfedale districts including Dacre Son & Harley, Greenholme Carpets and Flooring, Skipton Properties, Print Crew, Crag and Co Accountants, Principle Healthcare, CrossFit Skipton, Soul and Co Photography, Settle Victoria Hall, Health Innovations and Mortgages with Hannie. The sum raised will enable 35 needy families to benefit from a free week-long respite break.

Launched in 2011, The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was established by Ilkley businessman Mike Davies, MBE. Over the past decade the Trust has raised over £1m and provided respite breaks for over 4000 children across the Yorkshire region.

Mr. Davies said: "Our annual ball is a key event in our fundraising calendar and is always generously supported. To have raised over seventeen thousand pounds in such challenging economic times was beyond our expectations and all monies raised will fund respite holidays for dozens of needy children and their families."

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Charity chair, Mike Davies, MBE


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