six fantastic charities

we aim to raise £300,000 for charity

We are supporting six smaller charities who don’t currently receive significant exposure or funds.

Each of these charities does remarkable work. To learn more, please read on.

Each of the six Ten Thousand Daffodils beneficiary charities has been carefully chosen to reflect the overall aims of the project and as a collective, cover many aspects of social needs, environmental issues, local history and the arts.

Friends of the Ullswater Way – celebrates the iconic landscape and the rich heritage of the Ullswater valley. It highlights its history and traditions, the people who live and work there and those who have been inspired by its beauty.

Another Way – a Cumbria based educational environment charity which helps people live in a more environmentally friendly way and to form communities that can achieve real and sustainable change.

Sunbeams Music Trust – a Penrith based music charity delivering community music therapy to disabled children and adults across Cumbria. The charity aims to improve quality of life and self esteem through the creative power of music.

New Horizon Youth Centre – a London based day centre working with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk. Helping them to create positive futures.

Ullswater Catchment CIC – set up by Danny Teasdale after the storms of 2015 ravaged the county of Cumbria and, in particular, the village of Glenridding. In an effort to help improve flood resilience and prove it possible to restore nature in a way that complements sustainable farming, the CIC was created. Its work is proposed and delivered by the community and as far as possible all money is spent on local businesses and contractors to help the local economy.

James’ Place – James’ Place wants to make sure that help is available for every man facing a suicidal crisis and support them to find hope for the future. In the UK in 2018, 6,507 people died by suicide of which three-quarters were men. Suicide is still the single leading cause of death of men under 50.

support however you can

We are on the lookout for volunteers! Get in touch to offer your time, support us by purchasing a daffodil, or donate to our appeal.

the potter behind the project

Architect of the Ten Thousand Daffodils project, Helen Ratcliffe is primarily a hobby potter but also has connections to all the beneficiary charities supported by this endeavour.

Helen began her ‘potter’s journey’ just four years ago under the expert tutelage of life long ceramicists Mary Chapplehow and Jim Robison.

Helen is also trustee of one of the beneficiary charities, Another Way.

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