Archive for July, 2013
Katie from Preston is 12 years old and last year she did her 1st open water swim at Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim. It was only 4 days after her 11th birthday, raising £800 for charity for The Pilgrimage Trust. This year she wanted to do all 3 of the events so far she has raised just over £1000. The money is raised to pay for children to holiday in Lourdes, costing £800 per child. Recently one young girl, who has been to Lourdes several times and was aged only 18 died. Katie swam Royal Ullswater in her memory.
All the helpers pay for themselves but the children do not pay for the trip. All the money is raised through fundraising over the year and the group are extremely grateful for Katie having done the swims on their behalf. The refreshments which were bought at Royal Ullswater raised £260, and this has been added to Katie’s total, thank you for your donations, Katie is without a doubt an Epic Kid!!
We’ve just donated £1000 to Frilly Lillies charity from Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 entry fee money. The cash will be used to buy ingredients and produce to be sold at the Montane Lakeland 50 & 100. The Frilly Lillies team will be serving meals and refreshments from Friday morning right through to Sunday afternoon and all of the staff have volunteered their time. All profits will be donated to the Frilly Lillies charity which will help children with disabilities to access outdoor activity holidays with the Calvert Trust, based in Kielder, North East.
Remember, every time you buy something from them, your money is going directly to charity..
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A very successful weekend of trail running, June 22/23rd covering the whole of the 50 mile course from Dalemain to Coniston. Saturday was the longest day from Dalemain to Ambleside and then Sunday proved to be shorter and easier, despite the tired legs, finish the route to Coniston. Some great talks on Saturday evening and a total of £1044.00 was raised for charity.
The money will be split between various causes, but the largest benefactor was the Ormerod Trust: http://www.ormerodtrust.org.uk/. The money raised during the Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 recce weekend will fund 6 disabled / disadvantaged children to spend a weekend at the Bendrigg Outdoor Centre in Kendal, taking part in a variety of outdoor pursuits: http://www.bendrigg.org.uk/
Thank you to all the Montane Lakeland 50 & 100 competitors to joined us, your payments made this happen. This was the final recce weekend for 2014 and close to £2,500 has been donated to charity from the series of 5 recce days / weekends alone. Thank you all for your support, see you on the 26th.