December 2023 Donations

In December the CDLF made 4 large donations to some fantastic charities to support and shine a light on for their incredible work. Here is more about the charities we chose…..


R;pple is an interceptive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phrases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide.

At R;pple, they are dedicated to intercepting harmful content related to self-harm and suicide through innovative technology. There mission is fuelled by the personal experience of our founder, Alice Hendy, who tragically lost her only sibling, Josh, to suicide. Josh was 21.

Josh had been searching for techniques to take his own life through harmful internet searches. Witnessing the lack of appropriate support available online, Alice was inspired to take action.


Carecent is a breakfast centre for all homeless, unemployed or otherwise socially excluded members of our community.

They provide food, clothing and fellowship in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. There volunteer staff are always ready to listen and offer support and advice where possible. Where appropriate, they work with other agencies in order to move people forward to an improved lifestyle.

Carecent is open to people aged 18+ six mornings a week – Monday to Saturday


SASH is a youth homelessness charity that works across York, North and East Yorkshire.

They help young people aged 16-25 who are facing homelessness.

They do not run a hostel or own any property. The accommodation they offer is through their Nightstop and Supported Lodgings services, which rely on volunteer ‘hosts’ who offer a spare room in their own home. The services are as much about supporting young people to resolve the problems which have led to them becoming homeless as they are about putting a roof over their head.

Last but not least our 4th chosen charity we donated to in December..


The Hut York is a members-led charity, bringing creativity and purpose to the lives of adults with their mental health journeys, and/or learning disabilities. Supporting individuals, both long and short term.

They are here to provide purposeful and meaningful workshops, sessions and activities, designed by our members.

They work to coach, guide and support you on daily Lifeskills – problem solving, thinking critically and creatively, communicating effectively, building healthy relationships and coping with everyday tasks.