I Support

Below is a list of good causes and charities that i support. If you are a local charity or good cause (in the South Kirkby area) please get in touch.

Local Charities and Good Causes

The Bag Fairies

The Bag Fairies supply clothes, household items and other essentials to families who need a helping hand. No referral is needed, please contact 07709614789 for details.

Reverse the Cycle

Reverse The Cycle is a non-profit organisation, targeting families and young people (aged 8yrs – 25yrs) from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, who are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by using bicycle programmes. They also provide servicing, repairs and sales (at very reasonable prices). Contact them by calling 01977 625425.

Tiny Hands Baby Bank Yorkshire

Tiny Hands collect baby clothes, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need. Their service is provided for free and all donations go directly to the families that they support. Call 07754273207 for details.

Ex-Miners

Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

A national charity supporting former miners and their families with help and advice to alleviate disadvantage arising from disability, ill health or financial hardship. Call 01977 703384 for the Pontefract office.

Armed Forces

SSAFA

The West Yorkshire branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association can offer support and advice to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. They can be contacted by calling 0345 2 415 600.

Medical and Wellbeing

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

The Leeds and District branch of Crohn’s and Colitis UK can be contacted by calling 0300 222 5700.

Heritage

Pontefract Civic Society

Established in 1969, Pontefract Civic Society is a registered charity promoting and supporting the well-being of Pontefract in all its aspects. Contact them by emailing info@pontefractcivicsociety.org.uk for more information.

War Memorials Trust

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. For conservation advice call them on 020 7233 7356, for administration matters call 020 7834 0200.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. Contact them by calling 01628 507200.

York Archaeological Trust

York Archaeological Trust is an independent charity which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations. Contact them by calling 01904 663000.

Historic England

Historic England are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. They champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them. Call them on 0370 333 0607 for more information.

Sports

South Kirkby Colliery (Almost) Complete History

I personally research and publish the fascinating history of South Kirkby Colliery Football Club. Please contact me for information.

Football Beyond Borders

Football Beyond Borders uses football to create a more equal and inclusive society in which young people from low income backgrounds have the opportunity to develop the skills, attitude and character to succeed in education, work and public life. Phone 07738414271 for details.

Invictus Games Foundation

The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Please use this contact form  for information.