The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1,500 for GNAAS

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1,500 for GNAAS

L-R: Caroline Nichol (organiser of the Charity Challenge) presents the cheque for £1500 to Sophie Weir (Public Liaison Assistant at GNAAS) Photo © Derek Cockell

The Wainwright Society has announced that a total of £1500 was raised by members during the annual Charity Challenge, which took place during three weeks in May.

The Challenge celebrated the 30th anniversary of the publication of Fellwalking with a Camera in 1988. Alfred Wainwright used his camera to record landscape features and views before returning home to turn the photograph into pen and ink sketches for his Pictorial Guides: each one a miniature work of art. Society members visited a selection of his viewpoints taking their own photograph of the scene whilst raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Members of the Society met in Keswick for a walk to Castlehead before returning to the town via Friar’s Crag. They were joined on the walk by Sophie Weir from the Great North Air Ambulance Service and the Challenge organiser, Caroline Nichol presented Sophie with the cheque for £1500 at Friar’s Crag.

Sophie Weir, Public Liaison Assistant at GNAAS, said: “We are very grateful to The Wainwright Society for raising this fantastic sum of money. These funds will help us continue to provide world class pre-hospital care.”

Further donations will be given to the Great North Air Ambulance from sales of the Society’s 2019 Calendar, which goes on sale later in the year.