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                          LATEST NEWS




Our annual Oakleaf Service will be held on

Sunday 18th November 2018 at 3pm


Leeds Minster, Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like an Oakleaf completing for a loved one then please contact the office on:

Tel: 01924 562252/01484 723649 or Email:



As of the 1st April 2017 SCARD has a new base in Ossett, West Yorkshire.

RCM Business Centres 

Sandbeds Trading Estate

Dewsbury Road



These premises have opened up a range of benefits for the charity which we are excited about. Being on the ground floor makes us accessible to everyone and we have facilities to enable us to grow, for example; Conference/meeting rooms, free parking, bar, reception, and refreshments are available at low cost. Our new location will allow us to develop the charity and increase our support for those in need. 

We hope our visitors are as excited about this change as we are!



Our annual Oakleaf Service will be held on Sunday 20th November 2016 at 3pm. The venue will be Leeds Minster and all are welcome to attend. If you would like an Oakleaf completing for a loved one then please contact the office on 01484 723649 or

Walk for Joe


A few months ago Carmel contacted us about a walk which was being organised in memory of her friends son Joe Reay who was tragically killed on the 1st November 2014 when he was hit by a taxi on his way home from a night out.

Carmel organised the walk which was from the Chelsea Football Club Training Ground in Cobham to Woking Football Club.  Joe was a talented footballer and played for the Chelsea Academy and Woking Academy so Carmel thought it would be fitting to walk from the training ground to Woking.  The length of the walk is approximately 12.5 miles, almost a half marathon!

There was also an auction held after the walk with some great things included and any proceeds added to the amount raised.

The amount raised currently stands at nearly £10,000 and is still rising by the day!

A massive well done to all the walkers and everyone involved in this, especially Carmel for all of her hard work organising the event.





Oakleaf Service


Next month welcomes our annual Oakleaf Service - a time to remember those we have lost in road traffic accidents. This will be held at Leeds Minster on Sunday 15th November at 3pm. If anyone would like an Oakleaf completing for a loved one then please contact the office at OR 01484 723649

Game On!!! Former World Champion Dennis Priestley helps SCARD Host Their First Darts Night  



SCARD held their first Darts night on Friday 8th May at the Rastrick Bowling Club. The night was a huge success and raised over £800 for the charity.

A special thank you goes to Rastrick Bowling Club who so kindly provided the location for the event and who were invaluable on the night with the set up and food preparation.  

Everyone at SCARD would also like to say a huge thank you to Sainsbury's for providing the food for the event, along with The Waterfront Hotel for providing accommodation and Hunter Graphic for making our fundraising boards.


 Finally we would like to thank everyone who attended the event and contributed so generously to the final total raised, as well as  PDC darts players Joe Cullen, Jamie Lewis and Devon Petersen for donating their time and wavering their usual fees. 

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SCARD receive £300 cheque for coming 2nd in the YBS charity choices campaign


Posted - 02/04/2015

Think! release a new campaign video aiming to raise awareness of the new Drug Driving law

Think! have released a new thought provoking video aimed at raising awareness around the dangers of misusing drugs and driving.  The video falls in line with the new drug driving law that was introduced on the 2nd March 2015 in England and Wales. The law aims to combat drivers who disregard the dangers posed by driving under the influence of drugs. The new regulations set limits for eight illegal drugs including, heroin, cocaine, LSD and cannabis as well as introducing limits for some prescription drugs used for medicinal purposes such as methadone and morphine. Police will need to obtain a sample of blood which displays levels of the above drugs higher than the set limits in order to make an arrest.  

Our own founder Carole Whittingham welcomes the new initiative with some scepticism. "It is a very positive step in the right direction, but cynical me is thinking how is it going to work practically? We have less police officers on the roads, so who is going to carry out these procedures?"

traffic_police.pngThis question echoes the recent news that the number of road deaths has risen in the UK for the third consecutive quarter. It has been suggested that this is partly due to the cut in the number of traffic police present on UK roads. Louise Ellman MP, chair of the transport select committee was quoted in saying "I think it is of major concern that roads policing has been reduced. We know major areas of danger are around drink-driving and mobile phone use, and that requires a physical police presence on our roads which automated technology cannot replace." 

Carole Whittingham adds that while traffic officers are deployed around Christmas to clamp down on drink drivers, their deployment is back to the ‘status quo’ in January. “The new drug law is a step in the right direction, but I hope they are going to put some real energy into it. Time will tell.”

Posted: 12/03/2015 


             2nd The Best            

We are pleased to annouce that SCARD have come second in the YBS charity choices campaign! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. We will shortly receive a cheque for £300, which will go a long way within the charity. 

                                              YBS.pngPosted: 05/03/2015

An Eventful Year Ahead!

We have an exciting year of events ahead of us at SCARD. All with the hope of raising much needed awareness and funds for the charity. 


April 3rd - SCARD's 'Big Night Out' raffle draw

April 25th - The Hunt for The Grey Lady at Kirklees Hall

May 8th - Charity Darts Exhibition

July 24th - Ghost Night at 3 Nuns  

October 31st - The Hunt' Ghost hunt night in Sheffield 


If you would like to get involved in any of our upcoming events please contact us here at the office - or if you would like to speak to us our number is 01484 723649

We have also set up a Go Fund Me page with the aim of reaching a goal of £1000. Please visit 

If you feel you are able to donate to the fund. Small donations all add up and will go a long way to helping us reach our goal!

Posted: 20/02/2015

We Need Your Votes!!! 

As of tomorrow Friday 13th of Feb, for a two week period you will be able to vote for SCARD, in the Yorkshire Building Society's Charity Choices campaign.

If you're able to, please visit the YBS branch in Brighouse and vote for SCARD!!! Voting slips are available in branch and there is the chance that SCARD could win £500, which would go a long way to keeping the vital service we provide going.                      




Think! set to launch new Drug Driving campaign ahead of the new law starting 2nd March

This new Think! campaign aims to highlight the risks of driving whilst under the influence of drugs. A new law which will come into effect in England and Wales from the 2nd of March 2015 will set new low levels for drugs and driving. Some prescription medications, which have been known to be abused, will also be included in this new law. 



Posted: 05/02/2015

A Big Thank You Well Deserved

screen_machine.jpg3.jpgWe would like to say a massive thank you to Screen-Machine  of Leeds for their amazing generosity in supplying us with t-shirts for our upcoming campaign efforts. They are a fantastic company to deal with and we would like to say a special thank you to Tony for all his help.

Posted: 04/02/2015

Hard-hitting video aims to drive the message home

Thanks to the hard work and kind efforts of Ray Brennan of Ray Brennan Creative, with donations from Jim Keane of AJAR-Tec. and Sam and Pascal of the New Inn, Ealing, we are delighted to present this informative and powerful advert.

This will be shown before screenings of 'American Sniper' in London cinemas from 16th January for five weeks.

Once again big thanks to Ray, Jim, Sam and Pascal for enabling the production of this video and we feel sure that cinema-goers will think before they drink.....and drive!  


 Posted: 16/01/2015


Pedal-power prevails in the race for Charity Fundraising


On Sunday November 16th 2014 SCARD held our annual Oak Leaf service of remembrance at Leeds Minster. The service as usual was very well attended mostly by people who had lost loved ones in road crashes.

Following the service our founder of SCARD Carole Whittingham M.B.E. was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Anne Field on behalf of her colleagues at  IMTECH of Ossett West Yorkshire where Anne is employed.

Whilst the tour de France had just taken place in Yorkshire colleagues of Ann's decided to  undertake a long cycle ride and collect sponsor noney on behalf of a number of local charities SCARD being one of them.

Pictured is Anne in the centre accompanied by Michael Winsor  presenting the cheque to Carole.

We offer our heartfelt thank's to everyone at Imtech who took part  in any way to raise money for all of the charities but especially for SCARD. 

Posted: 17/11/2014

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