Yorkie Talkie is an exciting networking group based in Yorkshire. It was founded in 2014 to work with Variety The Children Charity.
We aim to provide exciting and different events for professionals who like to try something a little out of the ordinary and help young people in need while they are at it! Past events have included a Comedy and Cocktails Event, a lunch networking event centred on Langton Gin, Office Olympics and Mans café Chinese lunch. These events have proven to be so popular that we are delighted to say that all funds raised to date have gone towards buying a Sunshine Coach for West Silc’s School in Leeds. One of the incredible initiatives provided by Variety to transport thousands of young people each year. We are also extremely proud to have been able to raise money for The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supporting the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary.
All over the UK there are children who have to cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage.
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Networking, but not as you know it! Our latest event at The Double Tree Hilton in Leeds was great fun. We commissioned Team Activ to lead the event, and they did a brilliant job too! Mixing networking with fun activities is a different approach to networking, having a laugh, but at the same time, raising money for charity, an all-round great event, and we can't wait for the next one!
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Sunshine mini bus for Local school
Yorkie Talkie smashed their target by raising enough money for Variety the Children’s charity. Their goal was to help buy a Sunshine mini bus for a Local school who provide education for disabled children...
Yorkie Talkie are delighted to been able to help Leeds based North West Silc School. This school works tirelessly to provide education from the age of 2-19 for children with severe learning difficulties, including the Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Michelle Wilman head of the school and her staff operate form various locations throughout Leeds. They were desperately in need of a new bus to use on a day to day basis for trips that are typically for educational, recreational or vocational activities.
Michelle said: "This bus will take the children out into the local community and further afield to enable them to access life skills and various things their parents may struggle with. In fact, the children are looking forward to a Butlin’s shortly. The old bus was fondly known by the children and the staff as the smelly bus, unfortunately it has now reached a state of disrepair. The children are constantly encouraged to go out in the community at Silc’s. It’s so important for them to learn the everyday life skill needed on their approach adulthood.” “Just being ‘included’ on the coach trips - being one of the gang - can boost self-esteem. “
The Yorkie talkie team would like to thank Michelle and Andrew Marshall (one of the governors) for their hospitality and taking time out of her busy day to show them around the school introducing them to both the children and staff. It was a great pleasure to meet everyone and have an insight into all the excellent work this school continues to offer to the children. A huge thank you to the children for their lovely collage picture. They will proudly be displaying this at their next event. They would alos like to thank everyone who attended the events to help make this possible.