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Yorkshire Children's Trust

70 Commercial Street
Halifax West Yorkshire , HX1 2JE
01422 728080

Lending Library Success

A huge thank you for your support with our lending library. You have enabled to buy so many wonderful books to help parent carers understand conditions more fully, receive practical advice & help, and offer young disabled people written support in a way they can understand. A wonderful service and very much appreciated.


We were so pleased to receive funding towards a new buggy for our three year old. Not only does she now have a comfortable and age appropriate form of transport, but it also makes taking her out so much easier! Thanks so much.

Sarah Thompson 5 Stars

I cannot thank Sarah Thompson enough for her compassion, patience, empathy and kindness that she showed my child during their counselling. I would highly recommend Sarah to any family that requires further support and an emotionally safe space for their child to explore their emotions and feelings.

Respite Break

Thank you so much it was beautiful, We had a lovely family break.

YCT Respite Caravan Break

After a rough day travelling with the 2 boys, I cannot begin to explain the sheer delight on entering the caravan! I kid you not, later that evening once I’d settled the boys, I genuinely wept tears of joy! There is a lot of thought & love in that place! From the ramp we needed on the outside to extra comforts we didn’t need but thoroughly enjoyed - like the tv package to the plush bedding throws - even Netflix in the main bedroom - what a treat! Our youngest ONLY watches You Tube & I was nervous about how he’d react without it - & it was only included in the tv package - rejoice!
The bathroom was so well thought out, the welcome pack goes through everything & it’s just bliss!
Simon is on hand if needed, unfortunately when we went to make toast in the morning we found the toaster without a fuse (we think) & I messaged to let them know, they were straight back to say obviously not to use it & unplug it, which we did, but you can toast under the grill on the cooker so it’s fine. The place is spotless too!
To see my 2 boys playing together (that doesn’t happen much) & make friends, explore new things and just really enjoy themselves is unbelievably needed for the whole family - & I never even realised how much. I’m pretty sure every other parent/carer of a child/ren with SEN or disabilities, understands perfectly.

A million grateful thank you for your wonderful gift to our family - memories to treasure.

Hospital Stay Grant

The cost of staying in hospital with a child can daunt a lot of families especially when they have other children and expenses at home as well. The grant from this charity will help so much with the cost of food and travel to and from hospital for my husband it has taken such a weight off my mind when we all ready live to such a tight budget I’m so very grateful for the financial help - Thank you.

Caravan break in YCT caravan at Butlins

We have recently returned home from the YCT Caravan at Butlins, Skegness and I cannot fault a single thing everything has been thought of with great care and attention. We really appreciate the opportunity you gave us as a family to stay at the caravan at Butlins. Myself and my family had a wonderful time making memories that we will cherish as a family.
Simon was excellent also and really does go the extra mile to help.

Butlins Caravan Holiday -WOW

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Butlins. The caravan was beyond amazing. From stepping in we all went WOW it was immaculate. I think I was most impressed with the Iron and ironing board and hairdryer- a must on holiday for all females!! whilst the kids loved the TV package available- Including NOW TV. Coming out of the caravan we were given wristbands that got us onto Butlins main site and into shows, our favourite by far was Musical Rocks and we all loved the Circus and Archery!! Thanks YCT for a lovely break, we will definitely book next year.

Butlins caravan

What a fantastic holiday we have just had. The caravan is beautiful and very comfortable. We cannot wait to come back next year.

Butlin's Caravan

We have just returned from a truly wonderful holiday in the YCT caravan. The caravan itself is superb .... a real home from home with the added bonus of a fantastic bathroom with walk in shower. That certainly made bathroom time routines so much easier than having to navigate a cubicle shower !!
It was so lovely to sleep in full sized single beds too as opposed to really slim ones in a standard caravan. The entertainment on site, a number of additional outlets, restaurants, a supermarket and the Circus on site minimised having to travel daily for activities, allowing time to be spent just relaxing and enjoying a holiday.
A thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial experience :-)

50:50 Grant - Amazing Support

The charity has helped us to purchase a piece of equipment which will change a young girls life, helping her access her grandparents property and to be able to spend quality time with them. Without YCTrust we would never have been able to purchase this and make a positive difference to her life.

Caravan holiday

We have just had the most amazing week, obviously the really hot weather made it even better but we have all just had a brilliant time.
The caravan is beautiful, clean, spacious and has everything you need.
We appreciate what the charity has provided for us, Thankyou so so much.
It was a pleasure to donate the £100 deposit to the charity too

Hospital Grant

Thankyou so much for helping my family at such a difficult time.

Beautiful Caravan

Beautiful caravan. Very spacious & well equipped, had everything we needed. We all loved every second of our holiday. Much needed after a rubbish couple of years. The complimentary passes into butlins were great as the kids got to go on the rides. Would definitely use again & recommend to everyone 😊 thanks YCT xx

Lovely break

A lovely break in the caravan at Butlins that happened to fall on my sons birthday.
Beautifully decorated and immaculate, located in a very quiet, secure area of the park and a few minutes walk to the main butlins site.
A caravan that meets everyone’s needs!

Thank you so much YCT!

My children and I enjoyed a wonderful break in the Butlins caravan. We have stayed in quite a few caravans previously but this one by far was the nicest! Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and furnished as well as luxury touches such as flat screen TV with inclusive netflix package, TV in bedroom, bluetooth soundbar etc. The beds were also very comfortable with decent mattresses - quite often caravans have thin / basic beds but this was not the case here!

We enjoyed accessing the main Butlins site with our complimentary wrist bands - but the caravan was so lovely and well equipped for cooking/ relaxing and quality family time / playing board games etc that we stayed inside a fair lot.

After a horrendous 18 months of hospital admissions/ treatments / adapting to life-changing diagnoses etc - to just get away and enjoy such a break was greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all the YCT team for helping my family and other families too.


fantastic place

absolutely beautiful caravan 5 star, nice and Secure for the kids to play on the decking. we all had a great time and definitely will be back again. thanks for having us

Recommend the YCT Caravan

Great Caravan, has everything you need for a Short Break, in a Great quiet location on Butlins, we had a Fantastic time, Thank you.

Respite Short Breaks

Thank you so much, finally we could go somewhere after the Lockdown.
The caravan in Skegness Butlins was brilliant, everything was new and clean.

Hospital Grant

Thank you so much, it’s so stressful staying in hospital now with your help we know we don’t have to worry about anything, thank you again

Skegness Butlins

Thankyou so much we had a lovely family break just what we needed and the caravan is beautiful and love the homely touches many thanks to Simon.

Poppy's Car Seat

Fantastic charity , spoke to Simon who helped me to go through everything and helped us to fund a Special Car Seat for Poppy to keep her safe during travel in the car , which meets the report made by William Merritt centre

Recycling is a great idea

Great that these guys raise money from recycling to cover core costs. If these guys can do it, why can't all charities?

Keep up the good work - I wish more charities were like YCT.

Massive Thank You

Wanting to say a massive thankyou to everyone at the Yorkshire Children's Trust for Charlies epilepsy alarm, you are all amazing it is so so appreciated xx — feeling thankful.

Counselling Through Lockdown- Calderdale

Amazing service from Sarah, she has continued to offer 5 star therapy sessions to our daughter throughout lockdown, including sending worksheets and regular skype calls. All at no cost.

Amazing Support through Lockdown

I've got to give 5 stars to Yorkshire Children's Trust. Not only has the team at this charity remained open during lockdown, but they've adjusted their working practises to make sure all the kids stay safe.

Great Support

I apologise for how late this email is, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for organising the car seat. We were able to collect it very quickly and the suppliers were fantastic with their service - I would definitely recommend you use them again! The seat is in use, and we have a very happy and comfortable little boy in it!

Everything you need

Stayed at YCT caravan, overall experience was AMAZING, as you go in there's a folder with everything you need to know about the caravan and how to work heating etc, big spacious bedrooms, a big wet room bathroom with an easy access shower and adapted toilet for the disabled. Lovely Modern caravan with WiFi and tv with Netflix etc. Also has a beautiful cottage feel kitchen!

Caravan Review

Brilliant and modern caravan, had a lovely stay there. Can’t wait to revisit and spend more time there.

Holiday Home Review

Loved our stay in this gorgeous caravan.
Home from home
Spacious rooms
Very quiet part of the of the caravan site .
Would definitely recommend for family’s with or without disabled children .



Even tho my daughter struggled with caravan life we had a good time. Thankyou so much for allowing us some much needed family time

Hospital Grant

I received the hospital grant of £150 that my social worker applied for and to be honest it has been a godsend. Having a child in hospital is so stressful and the last thing a parent should be worried about is money. The hospital grant has helped us to concentrate on getting our little one better. - THANK YOU


Fantastic caravan like home from home. Well looked after and the children really love it here

Thank you YCT

Just wanted to say as a family a huge thank you for all you guys have done to help make going out for Hugo possible and as comfy as can be this will change our life massively and take away some of the everyday struggles you get when having a child with extra needs as you can see Hugo looks very tiny in it but has so much room to grow again thank you so much.

Excellent support

Excellent support. Great that the charity is adapting their counselling methods to work around this Coronavirus. Sarah provides excellent support to my child, they're happier since the therapy started.

Great charity

A great charity, help me with travel costs while my little one was in hospital for weeks on end. At time when our finances were so tight, the charity stepped in and supported us and we are so thankful

Thank You

Sorry for the extremely late email, but we would like to thank you so much for your help in getting the car seat fit Ariyan. The seat is invaluable and I can't imagine life without it. We now travel with no or minimum stops. Thank you very much again

Great charity!

A great local charity. They've just opened a lovely charity shop in Halifax town centre. Lots of lovely clothing and prices are too cheap! Put the prices up! They're worth so much more!

Lovely People

Lovley shop lovley people, I
Got some real bargains including a vetch toy that is still in the shops at £35 for a FIVER
My grandaughter is going to love it plus, the others things I got for
“ nanas house”
Also it’s not a lot of “tat” like you find in some charity shops
Good luck guys xx


It's been a pleasure to work with Simon and the team at Yorkshire Children's Trust. We are thrilled to have been able to promote their services to the local families.

Great support

Great charity supporting local children �

great work

Got to say these guys do great work - a great charity and highly recommend them if you've a disabled child and need a little help.

Testimonial #14

thankyou so much for the holiday for our family ,   The kids are so excited , how kind of you all , much appreciated the farmer family

 FIVE STAR *****

***** FIVE STAR *****

 5 Stars

5 Stars

very well done to all at the YCT

a very excellent charity that helps sick kids and there families, all i can say is they need every little bit of money they can get cos without them where would u be? Keep fighting and very well done and congratulations for what u have acheived so far.

Fantastic charity keep up the good work

excellent charity that helps sick children no matter how young or how old , they are there not only to fundraise to help the kids but to help the families as well. its a local charity that sometimes struggles with fundraising but is always there too help.


Amazing charity that does fantastic work to help children and families.

Working hard!

Working hard to help families in the Yorkshire area :-)

Yorkshire Children's Trust

A fabulous local charity that is always working hard for both the the sick children of all ages, and their families. both through support and fudraising which is sometimes difficult.

Excellent Charity

Excellent charity can't thank them enough for providing us with a little get away to an adapt,bed caravan the weather was fab too so what a bonus.It was so good to get away from the routine of all things medical.. we came back all chilled and relaxed it was fab thank you

Simply 5 Stars!

A 5 Star Charity

A very good charity.

A very good charity.

Great Local Charity

Yorkshire Children's Trust are a great local charity based in Halifax. They're were set up by a parent who has a little girl with cancer. Its great that he changed a big negative experience in his life into something positive. Keep up the good work.



good support

yorkshire childrens trust
a fabulous local charity that is always working hard for both the the sick children of all ages, and their families. both through support and fudraising which is sometimes difficult.

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excellent charity

the yorkshire childrens trust a very excellent charity that helps sick kids and there familys , all i can say is they need every little bit of money they can get cos without them , where would u be . they are there to help and do there best to get it ,, keep fighting and very well done to all at the yorkshire childrens trust ,, well done and congratulations for what u ave acheived so far .


Amazing charity that does fantastic work to help children and families

working hard

Working hard to help families in the Yorkshire area :-)

good charity

A very good charity. To join

working hard

it is a fantastic charity and always works very hard