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 series has come from the team that run the Buttermere checkpoint. The Lakeland Legend duo known as Bev and Kim are regularly involved in the Lakeland 100, from manning their busy little checkpoint for the 100 runners, to helping out at the recce days throughout the year. Bev and Kim have chosen their local Brownie Pack, 40th Blackpool Brownies to receive their £500 donation.
The Brownie pack is around 52 years old and both Beverley and Kim have both been involved with them for around 28and 20 years respectively. There are between 16 and 24 girls that attend, between the ages of 7 to 10 years old. They have an action packed program of activities from mini Olympics, indoor games, team building etc and they also like to take the girls away whenever possible. They have been all over the country from the Yorkshire coast to Edinburgh and Sheffield but nowadays it is more difficult as parents can’t afford the trips as much anymore.
The aim this year for the Brownie pack is to have a trip to Waddow Hall in Clitheroe. It is an official girl guide centre and is only about 1 hours drive from Blackpool. They plan to do a range of around 6 or 7 activities over the weekend.
The donation of £500 from Epic Kidz will mean that the Brownie pack can take all 16 children to Waddow Hall for a weekend of climbing, crate challenges, abseiling and much more.