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Bendrigg Trust Inclusive Activity Festival returns for 2nd year

On Saturday 28th of September, Cumbria based charity, Bendrigg Trust, are hosting an Inclusive and Accessible Activity Festival.

For just £5 per person* you’ll be able to enjoy a whole host of adventurous activities at their fully accessible outdoor centre in Old Hutton Kendal, including zip wire, indoor cave, climbing, abseiling, archery tube slide, cycling + much more! There will be lots of other things happening on the day including face painting and arts and crafts, and if you need a sit down after all the adventure, some short films will be played which showcase the benefits of the great outdoors for people of all abilities.

Thanks to a grant of £76,000 from the ScottishPower Foundation, the Festival will be returning again this year.

The funding from the Foundation supports “Adventure for All – Promoting, Sharing, Inspiring” – a multi-faceted project which helps to financially support people with disabilities to access Bendrigg Trusts residential courses, it funds the development of a fundraising pack with details on possible funding sources for residential courses and it funds the creation of 5 short films which will help to inspire people of all abilities to access and promote the benefits of an outdoor residential centre.

Bendrigg Trusts Marketing and Fundraising Officer Martha Wood said: “Last year’s activity festival was a roaring success with over 500 people of all abilities coming together to enjoy a day of adventures!

“This year we are thrilled to have the support of ScottishPower Foundation so that we are able to host this event again, making it even bigger and better than last years.

“Our mission as a charity is to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the provision of adventurous activities.

“This festival is an extension of our day to day work primarily with disabled people and we are really looking forward to bringing the whole community together at this fully inclusive community event.”

Pre-booking tickets on the Bendrigg Trust website is advised as there are a limited number of tickets available for the event : www.bendrigg.org.uk/festival

When: Saturday 28th September 11am – 4pm

With an additional quiet hour between 10am- 11am for people with Autism or similar additional sensory/social needs. During this time no music will be playing and there will be fewer people/crowds. Spaces are limited for the quiet hour and must be pre-booked online.

Where: Bendrigg Lodge, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0NR

How much? Pre-booked tickets £5pp or £8 on the day. Kids under 3 go free

Book online: www.bendrigg.org.uk/festival (Pre-booking is advised as limited places are available)

Need to speak to someone? Call Bendrigg Trust: 01539 723766 Email: [email protected]

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