This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the Lakeland 100 donation series has come from the team who are responsible for the day to day running of the Buttermere checkpoint. The little white hall is a much welcome sight to the Lakeland 100 runners after they have struggled and conquered Black Sail Pass, usually in darkness. The team have requested their donation goes to the Vale of Lorton Community First Responders Group.
The CFR Group has been running for over 10 years. Over the past couple of years the Group have been actively fundraising to install public access defibrillators in their local areas. The concept is based on the premise that modern defibrillators can be used by anyone, not just by trained paramedics. The Group also provide training on using the defibrillators and CPR to anyone in the Valley who is interested so that they can help not only someone in Buttermere but also anywhere around the country.
Having already funded and installed two public access defibs in Buttermere and Loweswater over the past two years, their current project is to install one in Lorton. They are working with the Community Heartbeat Trust and it will be the last one installed in the area under their auspices. The new defibrillator will cost £1850 to purchase and install and the £500 Epic Kidz donation will go towards this. The defib should be up and running by the end of October, following which the Group aims to provide training sessions for anyone who would be interested.
You can read more about the CFR Group HERE