This year we shared our main fundraising between two animal-related organisations. Animal Rescue Cumbria was very close to AW’s heart where he was Chairman for many years and raised funds for them. He was largely responsible for their acquisition of Kapellan in 1984 which remains as their headquarters.
The Lake District Search and Rescue Dogs Association (formerly known as SARDA Lakes) supports the Mountain Rescue Teams in their ever-increasing call-outs to help people (and animals) who need rescuing from the fells, as well as other locations. Our fundraising in 2015 enabled them to replace all of their body radios which are vital for team communications.
In 2015 we also donated to Keswick Museum to help them set up an exhibition dedicated to Wainwright. We also made a contribution to the Cumbria Flood Appeal after storm Desmond created havoc in the area.
Caroline Nichol, Society Walks Organiser presents a cheque to Kevin Whalley of Animal Rescue Cumbria following the Society walk.
Our joint benefactors were Lake District Search and Rescue Dogs Association. Both presentations were at High Sweden Bridge in Scandale.
Joint presentation at our AGM in 2013 to John Leadbetter (Lake District Mountain Rescue Dogs Association) and John Esteven (Animal Rescue Cumbria). Presenting the cheques are Eric Robson aided by Caroline Nichol (Society Walks Organiser) and Nick Holmes (Calendar Organiser).
The picture shows AW outside Kapellan, the headquarters of Animal Rescue Cumbria.
Visitors to Keswick Museum enjoy the exhibition entitled ‘Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells'. The exhibition ran for six months in 2015 and a further nine months in 2016.