Yorkshire Children’s Charity launch ‘Light a Star’ campaign, supported by Moda

Yorkshire Children’s Charity launches its ‘Light a Star’ campaign to help 25,000 of the region’s most vulnerable young people.

Moda Living are one of the local businesses helping to suport Yorkshire Children's Charity achieve its £1m goal | BTR News
Moda Living are one of the local businesses helping to suport Yorkshire Children's Charity achieve its £1m goal.

Yorkshire Children’s Charity has announced its goal to impact 25,000 children’s lives, by raising £1m to combat child poverty in its ‘Light a Star’ campaign which launched today and is supported by Moda.

The number of young people living below the poverty line has reached its highest level in over 20 years. In response to this crisis, the Yorkshire Children’s Charity is calling on people across the UK to donate £25 to ‘light a star’ for a child living in poverty.

From their first Christmas present or school trip, to a warm winter coat or new shoes for school, every star ‘lit’ will make a huge difference to a child’s life this year.

Each individual donation will help a child with a need that wouldn’t otherwise be met. 100% of all donations are directed straight to beneficiaries.

“The state of child poverty in our region is unprecedented and completely unacceptable.

“The youngest, most vulnerable people in our society are in desperate need of help and it is our collective responsibility to support them wherever and however possible.

“By answering our call to Light a Star for a child in Yorkshire from just £25, each supporter will make a tangible difference to a child living in poverty this year.”

Charlotte Farrington, Founder and CEO, Yorkshire Children’s Charity

The new Light a Star campaign will culminate at the Night Under the Stars fundraising gala in September 2024. With the final tickets available here, the event has confirmed guests will enjoy an exclusive performance from pop singer Olly Murs, along with exceptional food, drink and entertainment at Grantley Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

The event will also include a silent auction on the night which will be live to the public, with prizes including a US Masters Golf Experience; Monaco Grand Prix Experience; Private villa in Tuscany for ten people; Mark Cavendish signed jersey; Tommy Banks Michelin Star Dining Experience; Padel weekend in Portugal, and much more.

Alongside lighting stars, supporters can also help the charity in its mission by getting involved with fundraising events throughout the year, by volunteering at sporting fundraisers, seasonal donation drives, and more.

31% of children in Yorkshire live in poverty | Yorkshire Children's Charity | Moda Living | BTR News
31% of children in Yorkshire live in poverty.

Yorkshire-based rental home provider Moda Living is one of several businesses working closely with the Yorkshire Children’s Charity to reach its £1m target.

“It is desperately upsetting that a third of all children living in Yorkshire are doing so in poverty, and it is our honour and privilege to work with a charity so driven to do everything in its power to change this. In just two years, they have impacted thousands of lives for the better.

“We hope that people will dig deep to help however they can to help Yorkshire Children’s Charity hit its £1m campaign target and help all of Yorkshire’s children to shine.”

Tony Brooks, Managing Director, Moda Living

Now in its third year, Yorkshire Children’s Charity is a small charity making huge differences to the lives of the children they help. Founded and run by mum of two Charlotte Farrington, the charity raised £4.6m in its first two years. While this is an unprecedented result in its sector, Yorkshire Children’s Charity is continually striving to make things better for children and young people living at a disadvantage in Yorkshire.

By helping to relieve children and young people of their immediate struggles, Yorkshire Children’s Charity’s long term goal is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty endemic in the region and ensure all of its young people are given equal opportunity to thrive.

The charity believes that all children, irrespective of their health, ability or financial circumstance, have the right to a fair, inclusive and happy life.