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£10,000 Grant Awarded

June 25, 2019

We had some fantastic news last week when we received a £10,000 grant towards our next log cabin from the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People. We are now over half way towards our target to get our next Log Cabin and are starting to look where this might be. We have to keep certain things in mind when looking, as not all parks are suitable for our visitors. Our Log Cabin is specifically for…

Our New Video

June 21, 2019

This year we’ve taken part in a couple events we’ve never participated in before. So we thought we’d get it all caught on camera. Thanks to Kia, Oli and their team from Rayne Drop Productions for following us round for 2 days, sending the drone up and capturing both Ilkley Carnival’s Duck Race and Skipton Rotary Clubs Dragon Boat Race. We love the video and we hope you do.

Skipton Rotary Dragon Boat Race 2019

June 12, 2019

This year we entered not one but two boats into the Skipton Rotary Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 19th May. We had a great day out cheering on both of our teams, HMS BNI Ilkley and The Skipton Health & Fitness Avenger. We were off to a great start when both teams won their first race! Unfortunately the competition was tough and although HMS BNI Ilkley peaked at 2nd on the results board, neither team…

Ilkley Carnival Duck Race

May 8, 2019

The Principle Trust brought the Duck Race back to Ilkley Carnival this Bank Holiday Monday and launched 3000 rubber ducks off New Brook Street bridge into the River Wharfe. Each duck had been bought for £1 and everyone was individually numbered.  The first 4 to cross the line were awarded cash prizes. 1st to cross the line won £100 and the winner, Derek Mason, has very kindly donated their winnings back to the charity!! 2nd…


Skipton Point To Point 2019

May 8, 2019

On Saturday 4th May we took part in the Skipton Point to Point where the first race was a charity race and all proceeds came straight to our Charity. Although it was cold it was a great family day out.  We showed off our new gazebo (expertly put right next to a donut stand!!) and our new charity t-shirts modelled effortlessly by our little helpers who collected spare change through out the day and ate…