MMedia Group promotes The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust

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Joanne Speight from the Wakefield Edge of Care Team contacted us and asked if we would like an advert in Trinity Walk Wakefield, to promote The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust.  Joanne had dealt with , on our behalf, www.mmediagroup.co.uk and when  MMedia kindly offered us the space free of charge we were not slow in accepting.  We […]

Neil Higson is doing 13 marathons over 13 months

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Neil is running 13 marathons in 13 months for the Samantha Sykes Foundation. The challenge will include an Ironman – starting in Dublin! Please go to Neil’s my donate page and give what you can. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/13in13 Thank you.

Mark Shopland Beard Shave

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On July 14th 2017 Mark Shopland shaved off his long standing beard, to raise funds for The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust. What started off as a bit of fun soon escalated to personal challenge and Mark was “persuaded” to shave off half of his beard and go to work for one day sporting his designer […]

Leanne & Jessica Sky Dive

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On Saturday, Leanne & Jessica completed their Sky Dive raising funds for The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust.. Both were very nervous but they both thoroughly loved it… well done to both of you. In May 2018 we are planning another event and this will be in aid of the Mayor of Wakefield’s Charity and everything […]

Hall Green United’s Charity Football Match

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On Sunday 28th May, Hall Green United hosted a Fun Day, which had great food, great entertainment and lots of after match celebration. The event was organised in the main by Sheridann Dickerson, with help from his father Phil. Sheridann organised the main entertainment for the day, in the form of ex England & Liverpool […]

Rob Webster CEO of South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust

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This week, it was a genuine privilege to hear our own Julie Warren-Sykes, assistant director of nursing, talk about the  PREVENT agenda and the missed opportunities that could have prevented the murder of her daughter and her friend. It was a tough slot covering radicalisation, child sexual exploitation and atrocity. Julie’s courage, humanity and ability […]

We Are The Wakefield City Mayor’s Chosen Charity 2017

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  The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust have been identified by the Mayor of Wakefield city as his chosen charity along with the Air Ambulance. Trustees Eric Sykes and Julie Warren-Sykes were honored  to attend the inauguration on Thursday 18th May at County Hall Wakefield and then the celebrations at Wakefield Town Hall. This is a […]

Family Fun Day @ The Ship Inn Worsborough April 15th 2017

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On April 15th Michelle Ward and everyone at The Ship Inn Worsborough put on a family fun day.  Michelle who organised the day had support from “locals” of the Ship Inn along with family & friends, and of course the wonderful staff.  We visited ourselves and as expected the atmosphere was a real Barnsley atmosphere, […]

Fears over CSE and care in Wakefield.

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‘All of this should have created an immediate response from services.’ By Claire Colley. Kimberley Franks’ grave is marked by a simple headstone surrounded by roses. An 18th birthday key to the door hangs from her name. But Kimberley didn’t see her 18th birthday; when she was murdered, along with her friend Samantha Sykes, on […]

Charity Opening Nights Of Ego@ The Bulls Head Horbury

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In March 2017 the Bulls Head Horbury had an extensive refurbishment and Re-Opened as Ego@The Bulls Head Horbury.  The results are remarkable and having been to the Bulls Head many times before I can assure you it has been re-fitted to an unrecognisable restaurant of high quality.    The opening celebration was held over two nights […]

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            At our annual Butterfly Ball in November 2016 Marie Shackleton successfully bid an auction lot which was the commission of a handmade beautiful cake,  which was very kindly donated by Elena Hill.  This is the third time Elena has donated her remarkable talents and once again she produced a […]

SSFT Win The Kate Granger Award For The Outstanding Achievement At The YCA!

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On Saturday April 1st at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion the Annual Yorkshire Choice Awards took place. Charities from across Yorkshire were voted  for, by the public  in different categories.  The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust was nominated in two categories. The first category  was The Fundraiser of the Year, the second category was The Kate Grainger […]

3 Local Students Supported With Your Fundraising

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Update: Following the visit reported below, we received feedback from the two students tutor Michelle.  Michelle said “the day was a huge success  both girls have benefited immensely from the visit.  Both students had been having difficulties with the piece of work, An Inspector Calls, and we are so pleased with both girls progress since […]

First Fund Raiser of 2017

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First fund raiser of 2017 raises 404.00 Euros, many thanks to all our friends and supporters in the Costa Blanca Spain. Thanks to Sean and James at The Gap Lounge and Cocktails La Zenia, who kindly donated prizes and hosted the event (great bar folks!). Thanks to da Vinci restaurant at La Zenia, Black and […]

Keith Crookes Christmas Hamper Raffle

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Keith Crookes, one of our avid supporters, raised a staggering £1, 500.00 from his Christmas Hamper Raffle, first prize 16 bottles of spirits. He also sourced every prize himself and sat for 3 days in the doorway of Sainsbury’s, cold and tired in order to achieve this amazing result. Thank you Keith and to everyone […]

Sainsbury’s 2nd Bag Pack

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16th to 18th December 2016: Sainsbury’s 2nd bag pack raises a massive £1, 520.00 A massive thank you to all our supporters and staff at Sainsbury’s who helped us achieve this.

Ben Sykes Gives A Talk About The New Safeguarding Training

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On the 20th July, Ben gave a talk at Homerton University Hospital in East London. This was to support the launch of a new Safeguarding Training Package developed by the Children’s Society and commissioned by the Department of Health with the aim of training a variety of healthcare professionals to ensure that they are able […]

Another Young Person Helped With Your Generosity!

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Today we received the following message from a Supported Living Provider who asked for the help of The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust…… Hi Julie And Eric, I just wanted to give you an update on the young man you provided funding to get his qualifications and an interview suit. I met him this week to […]

We Won!!!

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Thank you to everyone who voted and we are  extremely pleased to announce ….. WE WON !!! By voting,  it means that one of the top 4 supermarkets, in the UK,  sponsors us for 12 months.  Any charity events the store holds the funds raised will be donated to The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust.  This […]

Helping Another Care Leaver – Wakefield College

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Many of you have supported us over the years and without your support another young care leaver would have struggled to achieve their potential. Reading this all of you who donate should be proud, as I was today handing over the equipment, that your kindness and support has helped another young person. On Behalf of […]

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Can you please spare 1 minute & support us……..

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Can you please spare 1 minute & support us…….. Julie & Eric Sykes says:     As you are aware, in 2012 our daughter Samantha Sykes (Sami) aged just 18 years old was murdered along with the friend she was trying to help, Kimberley Frank. In 2013 we, as a family, decided that we should continue what […]

Marcelle Shinners 50th birthday

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The lovely Marcelle Shinners, who for her 50th birthday asked her party guests to donate to the Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust rather than buy her a gift. I think you will agree she is ‘one hell of a woman’ !! Marcelle’s party raised in excess of £500.00, this went to provide funding for one child […]

King George FC Picked Up Their First Trophy!

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On Sunday 10th April 2016, King George FC picked up their first trophy this year, winning 6-1 beating Wakefield Soccer Centre & King Georges Billy Mole picking up the man of the match. Having played for King George myself since the 1980s as always I was chuffed to see them win yet another trophy. Well […]

2015 Rotary Dragon Boat Race

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2015 Rotary Dragon Boat Race In July 2015 at Pugneys Wakefield, Sami’s Heroes competed in the Rotary Clubs annual Dragon Boat Race.  Emily Austin ran the event and raised well over £500 for The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust.  It was a great day for many charities and worthy causes and The Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust […]

Hall Green Utd Charity Day April 2016

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Hall Green Utd Charity Day April 2016 On April 2nd a charity day was held at the home of Hall Green United, Haslegrave Sports Ground.  Catherine and her team did a great job supporting John Moore, “Shez” Dickerson and Phil Dickerson.  The Charity Day was a game of football and the teams made up from […]

The Butterfly Ball 2015 Leeds

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The Butterfly Ball 2015 Leeds Utd Centenary Pavilion November 2015 The event was hugely supported with 464 guests coming from all over the UK and all walks of life.  Compere for the evening was Mark Haywood. Football League referee and two powerful speeches were given by Nazir Afzal OBE and  Sami’s Dad Eric.  The venue […]

Eastmoor 2nd Football Charity Match August 2015

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  For the second year the event took place at the home of Eastmoor Sports & Social Club. Over 40 players both male and female played in a game of 3 halves !!.   The game was refereed by Premier League Referee Bobby Madley and Assistants Mick Leadbeater & Nick Thackrah. The game ended in a […]