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Wainwright Society Fundraising | 2012

The Society’s main beneficiary in 2012 was Cumbria Wildlife Trust. In particular, we raised funds for the Uplands for Juniper project. This project surveyed the existing stands of juniper to establish their condition. Following this survey, over 3000 saplings were planted to help expand juniper woodland sites and create new stands, which host over forty species of bugs and insects and are very important in maintaining the rich diversity of the ecology of the Cumbrian fells.

2012 also saw us fund the replacement of the viewfinder on the summit of Orrest Head.

A donation was also made this year to Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

Society Walks Organiser Caroline Nichol presents the initial cheque following our Challenge to Susan Garnett, Chair of Local Support Group, Cumbria Wildlife Trust in Sedbergh. Society Walks Organiser Caroline Nichol presents the initial cheque following our Challenge to Susan Garnett, Chair of Local Support Group, Cumbria Wildlife Trust in Sedbergh.

Jenny Whalley presents a cheque at our 2013 AGM to Michelle Waller of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Jenny Whalley presents a cheque at our 2013 AGM to Michelle Waller of Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Unveiling the new Viewfinder on Orrest Head. Far left and right are Annie Sellar and Jane King (Betty Wainwright’s daughters). Also pictured are members of Windermere Town Council. Peter Linney and John Bewick represented the Wainwright Society. Unveiling the new Viewfinder on Orrest Head. Far left and right are Annie Sellar and Jane King (Betty Wainwright’s daughters). Also pictured are members of Windermere Town Council. Peter Linney and John Bewick represented the Wainwright Society.

The new Viewfinder. This was commissioned from a local stonemason using slate from the Coniston fells. The Society also part-funded a new display board in Windermere at the start of the walk to Orrest Head. The new Viewfinder. This was commissioned from a local stonemason using slate from the Coniston fells. The Society also part-funded a new display board in Windermere at the start of the walk to Orrest Head.