Delighted with the Funding

Project Challenge was started in 1991 by Ted Howarth, an ex SAS soldier and youth worker who believed that a person’s past should not get in the way of their future. In 2007 the ‘Halifax Courier’ described Project Challenge as , ‘One of Calderdale’s best-kept secrets..’ In August 2019 Project Challenge moved from Dean Clough, […]

September 28, 2023

KACCL raise over £24k for charity at business fundraiser event

The 2022 Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL) has raised £24,560 for local charities, supported by performances from a Ukrainian/British children’s group and Halifax’s Orange Box Choir. The annual KACCL event sees nearly 300 businesspeople from across the region coming together at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top and has raised over £100,000 for charities since […]

January 18, 2023

Ukrainian children’s group to perform at KACCL fundraiser event

The Ukrainian/British Friendship Group, a children’s performance group at Lawrence Batley Theatre consisting of Ukrainian refugee children and British host family children, is set to perform at a fundraiser event organised by the annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL). Reaching a jaw-dropping fundraising total of more than £32,446 in 2019 – the last time […]

November 22, 2022

One table remaining for #KACCL22

As we get closer to this year’s event, the excitement is building, that’s for sure! Every year, we welcome guests from all over Kirklees and Calderdale supporting our beneficiaries by raising as much money as possible. Due to a last-minute cancellation, we currently have a table of 10 available. Do get in touch with us […]

October 18, 2022

KACCL 2022

We are delighted to inform you that our event for 2022 will take place on Thursday 1st of December at our usual location, The Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top. Full details on the event will follow and we have great pleasure in welcoming back Pete Emmett who, we are sure you agree does a […]

February 22, 2022

Cancellation of 2020 event

In light of the outbreak of coronavirus and the Government’s advice about social distancing, we have taken the difficult but appropriate decision to cancel our 2020 KACCL event, which as you are aware was due to be held on Thursday 3rd December 2020. We are incredibly disappointed that the event cannot proceed. However, our first priority […]

October 7, 2020

Business fundraiser lunch raises record total of £32,446 for local children’s charities

Local businesspeople from across Kirklees and Calderdale have together raised a fantastic £32,446 through a Christmas lunch in aid of local children’s charities – a record-breaking amount contributing to the £100,000 KACCL has raised over the last four years. The fourth annual Kirklees & Calderdale Annual Christmas Lunch (KACCL) was held on Thursday 5 December […]

January 21, 2020

How KACCL has helped the Orangebox Choir

Take a look at the video from Orangebox on how we have helped the members of the choir and their families.

March 12, 2019

KACCL raises over £32,000 for charity

Local business people across Kirklees and Calderdale have together raised over £32,000 through a Christmas lunch in aid of local children’s charities – a record-breaking amount which smashed the initial target by 40%. The third annual Kirklees & Calderdale Annual Christmas Lunch (KACCL) took place on Thursday 6 December at the Cedar Court Hotel in […]

January 12, 2019


Many thanks to the generous businesses of Calderdale, Kirklees and further afield who have enabled us to bring to you this prestigious charity auction which will be held at our lunch on Thursday 6th December. If you cannot attend the lunch and would like to place a bid, please email [email protected]. Delivita Dinner Party package A […]

December 4, 2018