The Wainwright Society has announced that sales of the Society’s 2017 Calendar raised a total of £8,500. This money, together with other donations, brings the total raised for the Society’s main beneficiary to £10,500! A cheque was presented to the Lake District Calvert Trust at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th March.
The money that has been raised by the Society is being used to fund renovation work on the Bowderstone Bothy enabling the Trust’s disabled visitors to stay overnight in a remote location, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the superlative landscape of the Lake District as well as undertaking physical and intellectual challenges outside of their day-to-day lives.
Speaking on behalf of the Lake District Calvert Trust, Centre Director, Sean Day said that the bothy, which has been leased from the National Trust, will be adapted by volunteers during 2017 to meet the needs of the Trust’s disabled visitors. When the work is completed, up to twelve people at a time will be able to experience a night ‘in the wild’ using the bothy as a base for various activities including abseiling in Bowderstone quarry.
The Society will be producing a 2018 Calendar, which will go on sale later this year. The profits from sales of the 2018 Calendar will be donated to Fix the Fells, the Society’s main beneficiary for 2017.