Who We Are
The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was founded in 2011 by Mike Davies MBE. Mike’s motivation and desire to help children who are disadvantaged was driven by his own personal childhood experiences. At the young age of 5, Mike unfortunately lost his Mum to cancer, leaving his Dad to provide for himself and 4 children. Mike’s Dad had 2 daytime jobs which helped to pay for childcare, clothes and food. They didn’t have a car or a TV and there were no family outings or holidays. Life was tough.
Together with a group of employees from Principle Healthcare, he decided to form a charity that could provide respite holidays for disadvantaged children from Yorkshire.
“Making a meaningful difference to children, by providing a holiday, which otherwise they may not have had, is something which is heartfelt and truly worthy. Reading and hearing the feedback after the holidays motivates us to provide more children, with more holidays.” Mike Davies, Founder
With the addition of our fully adapted Log Cabin in 2018, we can now offer our respite holidays to those children with life limiting conditions and disabilities.