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Events > 2015

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1500 for Animal Rescue Cumbria and the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association

Saturday 23rd May 2015

Society members raised a total of £1500 during the annual Charity Challenge, which took place during three weeks in May. Members visited 86 tarns and waterfalls that featured in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

Members of the Society met at High Sweden Bridge near Ambleside on the final day of the Challenge with representatives of the two charities that are the main beneficiaries being supported by The Wainwright Society in 2015.

Animal Rescue Cumbria was the charity supported by Wainwright during his lifetime and his donations were used to purchase Kapellan near Grayrigg, where the Wainwright Shelter was set up in 1985 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

The Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association (formerly the Search & Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA)) is a vital part of the emergency rescue service staffed by volunteers who turn out in all weathers to rescue lost and injured walkers and climbers in the Lake District.

Further donations will be given to ARC and LDMRSDA from sales of the Society’s 2016 Calendar, which goes on sale later in the year.

Derek Cockell

Secretary

LDMRSDA
Caroline Nichol (organiser of the Charity Challenge) (left) presents the cheque for £750 to Dog Handler, John Leadbetter with his Rescue Dog, Skye.
Photograph © Derek Cockell
LDMRSDA
Caroline Nichol (organiser of the Charity Challenge) (left) presents the cheque for £750 to Dog Handler, John Leadbetter with his Rescue Dog, Skye.
Photograph © Derek Cockell