Chesterfield duo take on 3 Peaks Challenge

Chriand RussBig hearted friends and Chesterfield men, Leigh Hyman & Russ Collins, have decided to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for The Child Foundation.  Their gruelling attempt is a challenge with a big difference and something they will attempt to accomplish in 24 hours.

  • The Ben Nevis Peak in Scotland should take 5 hours
  • A 4-5 hour drive to Scarcliffe Peak in Cumbria will follow. The brave duo hope to tackle this in 4 hours.
  • Another 4 hour drive to Wales and Mount Snowdon will then challenge them before another climb of 4 hours.

Please show your encouragement and support for the two guys by making a donation to The Child Foundation via a simple click here

Volunteer Meeting – Tues 5th May @ 730pm

OuThe Child Foundation community hubr Volunteers meeting for the up and coming charity football match will be held at Chester’s Den on Tuesday 5th May at 1930. Chester’s Den is located on the Tesco side of Chesterfield FC’s Ground at the Proact Stadium.

We expect the meeting to last approximately 90 minutes.
There will be free sandwiches and refreshments for all Volunteers who attend the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to explain the Volunteer roles at the match on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015. If you wish to attend the meeting, please e-mail This will help to ensure we cater for the correct number of people. Thank you for your support.

Lorraine takes on 1,000 cycle ride to raise funds

Chesterfield lady Lorraine Mellors (Rainy) will take on a 1,000 mile challenge to raise funds for The Child Foundation. Starting on 2nd August 2015, Rainy will cycle for 14 days to clock up the amazing number of miles.Listen to what Rainy has to say about her journey in this short video interview.

Please support her brave effort using the donation button below. Thank you for your support.

Comedy Night in Solihull

A special fundraising Comedy Night has been organised by Mike O’Dwyer. The event will take place on Friday 15th April 2015. The venue is the beautiful West Warwickshire Sports Club near Solihull.

Our very short video (above) provides a simple explanation about the nights events. The evening will start at 1930 and go on until late. There is a back to back schedule of four comedy acts and a great singer.

Tickets can be booked on line via this link:

Eventbrite - Special Comedy Night In Aid Of The Child Foundation

If you cannot make the event but find yourself moved by the work of The Child Foundation and you would like to make a donation, you can do so via our Pay Pal account. We have placed a link below.

£20,000 for weight loss challenge

One of our Executive Team Members (Mr Mike O’ Dwyer) has set himself two stern challenges as he plans to raise funds for The Child Foundation. In 2015, Mike plans to:

  • Lose at least 4 stone in weight
  • Raise £20,000

Listen to what Mike has to say in this inspiring but mildly amusing video.

If you would like to make a donation to support Mike’s efforts for The Child Foundation, please use the Pay Pal donate button below.

A special lunch date with Kristina Rihanoff

The Child Foundation is grateful to one of the stars of ‘BBCs Strictly Come Dancing’ for agreeing to take lunch with some of the supporters of The Child Foundation.

KristinaKristina Rihanoff, the popular Russian dancer on the hit BBC TV series, has agreed to have a lunch in London. This kind offer was used as a popular auction prize at The Child Foundation dinner on Saturday 31st November 2014.

Sarah Backovic of The Child Foundation said ‘Myself and David Lilley have been doing some work to support the Dot Com Children’s Foundation, of which Kristina is a trustee. When we asked if she would help us out, Kristina immediately offered herself for a lunch. We are planning to do more work alongside Kristina and her charity in 2015′

The Child Foundation website is born

The Child Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Child Foundation website. Commenting on the new website, Director & Trustee David Lilley said:


‘Our website has been launched as quite a basic system but as we grow and evolve as a charity, we will ensure that our website grows and expands with us. We intend to use the website as a type of Internet Radio & Television station. This way, we will ensure that our supporters (and those who are considering supporting us) see the detail behind how we work. Video and audio will play a key part in our communications strategy. The video on our home page is just one example of how we will share the true detail of our work. The Directors & Trustees of The Child Foundation see transparency as the being the essential foundations of our operation’


Karen Child, the founder & President of The Child Foundation also commented:

‘I am so proud of what our team has accomplished in such a short space of time. I can karenvividly remember having our very first conversations about the possibilities of setting up our own charity. It has been heart warming to see what started out as a small idea over a glass of wine become a bright light and beacon of hope in the lives of many. We only started in May 2014 and already we are making a positive contribution and have built a respected name. 2015 is going to be a special year for us’