Will you help us support our local community? Give to the Calvert Trust.

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This Christmas we will be supporting the Calvert Trust. You might remember that we did a similar local outreach last year in support of the Soap Co. This year, we would like to draw attention to the Calvert Trust’s amazing work done to help those with disabilities experience the outdoors and enjoy what so many of us get to enjoy during the Convention here in the gorgeous Lake District.

As part of our outreach, we will be hosting an Open Day with gospel music (20 Dec.) in our new offices on the combined Derwent/Rawnsley site and will be inviting locals to attend. The open day is also part of the Keswick advent window initiative. We will ask visitors for a donation to the Calvert Trust and are making these beautiful cards available against a donation.*

The cards were designed for us pro-bono by the illustrator Hannah Jayne (www.hannahjayneillustration.com). Suggested donation price, of which all proceeds will go to the Calvert Trust, is £5 for a pack of 10 cards.

To order a pack of cards, scroll to the bottom of this page for the order form.
*Please note that no donation is required in order to receive one of the Christmas cards.

To give to the Calvert Trust or to set up a regular donation to the Lake District Calvert Trust please go to BT My Donate at www.mydonate.bt.com and select ‘Donate to Charity’.

You can send a cheque made out to ‘Lake District Calvert Trust’ to The Lake District Calvert Trust, Little Crosthwaite, Keswick. CA12 4QD.

Take a moment to find out more about the Calvert Trust here:

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The Lake District Calvert Trust (registered charity no. 270923) provides residential activity breaks for over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities, ill health and special needs each year. The Trust was the first centre set up in the UK to cater for people with disabilities and we continue to lead the field in providing adventurous activities to all. From our specialist residential centre near Keswick we are unique in being able to cater for people with the most complex or profound needs, who cannot use other centres, as well as groups of up to 60 people with disabilities.

Carefully tailored and adapted programmes of activities take in climbing canoeing, sailing, horse riding, high ropes and hill walking, all out and about within the Lake District. These adventurous experiences have life-changing outcomes, leaving people exhilarated, confident and with a new sense of determination, whether they are children from a special school enjoying an educational visit, a family coming for an inclusive break or disabled military veterans undergoing rehabilitation.

“In a world where we feel a hindrance, where we sometimes feel out of place, suddenly we were plunged into a world where nothing was too much trouble, where we felt valued and that there were no obstacles, only challenges and solutions, we were among friends…”

“To see a child, often excluded from leisure activities because of Health and Safety, sit out of his wheelchair in the front of a canoe was incredible… it was magical.”

To keep this unique centre going, the Calvert Trust relies on the generosity and support of funders. With an annual fundraising target of over £350,000 each year and increasing demand for the Trusts bursary scheme every donation received will support a disabled child or adult to participate in a life changing Calvert Trust visit.

If you would like to know more about them and the history of their work, click here and head to their website.