The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust (CBFT) was set up in 2010 in memory of Ciaran Bingham, a young man who was involved in a road traffic accident which ended his short life a few days after his 19th birthday. Ciaran was a highly sociable person with a heart of gold who loved life and loved helping those around him, young and old.
Ciaran's mum (Margaret) and a friend found a way to help Margaret with her grief and decided to raise money for Ciaran’s youth club - The Hunslet Club - a place close to Ciaran's heart by the way it helped others.
After many organised events, including a 13.5 mile memorial walk, sponsored sky dive, ladies pamper night and other themed party evenings, together with food donations from local businesses, an amazing £21,000 was raised for the club.
Overwhelmed by the success of the event and realising what could be done when a community works together, the charity very quickly identified social isolation amongst older people as a major issue and in particular a need for "out of hours" services and social activities for older people to take part at weekends, bank holidays and over the holiday periods, in particular on Christmas day.
CBFT is meeting these needs through regular events across various venues in South Leeds.
10/01/1991 - 12/01/2010
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” - Mother Teresa