Donation of a set of stackable cushions to Upholland Library

  Epic Kidz have donated a set of stackable Elmer Cushions to Upholland Library for the use by the children in the library. The library offers a number of activities such as toddler rhyme time sessions, a reading group and craft sessions.  The cushions will make the area a pleasant and comfortable place to sit and…

£500 to Amy Gornall from The Dave Hitchen Fund

Amy Gornall (big sister to Rhiannon from our earlier blog) is 19 years old and has been racing on the road for 6 years.  Throughout the past few years she has been North West Regional Champion twice, represented the North West and Wales and has also achieved a bronze medal in the Junior National Road Championships in 2013…

£500 to Rhiannon Gornall from The Dave Hitchen Fund

Rhiannon Gornall has been competitively racing for 2 years and enjoys racing on the road.  She is a 15 year old girl who is currently in her GCSE year at school.  Despite the pressures of school and GCSE’s, Rhiannon has been representing the North West this year and is currently leading the North West Road…

Niamha Albones, support from Dave Hitchen Fund

The most recent person to receive support from the Dave Hitchen fund is Niamha Albones, from Anfield, liverpool. Riding for Liverpool Century, Niamha has already proved herself a champion on the road and on the track at the young age of 12 years! This winter she will be racing the North West Cyclo Cross League…

£1250 to VCUK from Dave Hitchen Fund

The VCUK Inspire Racing Team was established in 2014 ready to start racing in the 2015 season. The team is now approaching the end of the first season and the journey through the season has been fantastic. Five riders (Daniel Gibson, Tom Ashcroft, Lewis Hartley, Luke Cheetham and Halley Woods) have travelled wide and far…

£250 to Hawkshead Christmas Fair

The Hawkshead Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2015. It is a well received annual event for Hawkeshead and the surrounding areas. With their famous lantern parade and the traditional carol singing the atmosphere is wonderful and it is very popular for both locals and visitors alike. There are…

£250 donated to The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree is a local charity that is close to the heart of the Delamere Spartans (the wonderful Lakeland 100 Mardale Checkpoint volunteers), and one that a number of runners from their club have supported through sponsorship for their own running events. It offers support for the families affected by the devastating experience of childhood…

£250 donated to Maryport Educational Settlement

The Maryport Educational Settlement have been nominated by the Braithwaite Checkpoint on the Lakeland 100.  The Settlement aim to promote the well-being of the local community through the arts. The Settlement provides a safe environment where individuals from all backgrounds, different levels of personal wellbeing can participate. Everyone involved in activities at The Settlement recognise…

£250 donated to the Lorton First Reponder Group

The Lorton First Responder Group is a voluntary group who respond to suitable 999 calls when requested to do so by the ambulance service.  The First Responder Team was set up in 2005 to help people in the valley in the event of them having heart or breathing problems.  The First Responders are trained to…

£250 donated to “Our Place” Youth Club, Ambleside

Our Place Youth Club runs on weekday evenings during school term times and, during the school holidays, they often run trips out, activities and residential trips. The sessions cater for young people in year 6, 7 & 8, offering a variety of fun, educational and motivating activities; including sports, art, craft, cookery, health education, team…