[A] lottery funded project based at Lakes College “Realising Your Potential Group” organised to join in with Countryfile’s Ramble on Saturday the 14th of October, supporting Children in Need. The project supports young people with learning disabilities and helps them find work and volunteering opportunities, along with art and leisure activities in the local community.
The group that took part in the sponsored charity walk included: seven students, staff with their children and volunteers. The group walked around Buttermere Lake (a total of 4.5 miles), which was a huge achievement for members of the group. The walk was even more of a challenge due to the flood like conditions, but this did not dampen spirits. In total they raised £464.10 for charity.
Anne Nutter (a lecturer at the College, who has taught a lot of the students that took part in the walk) recognised that “grey skies and cold rain did not stop this group of challenged learners from achieving their goal or having a good day. Their sunny temperament and determination kept everyone positive and made giving up my Sunday a pleasure.”
Sarah Gibson (Stay West Project Support Worker) took the opportunity to thank all the staff at Lakes College who kindly sponsored the group.