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Wainwright Society Fundraising | 2013

This year was the 40th anniversary of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk. The Society raised money through its annual Charity Challenge and sales of the Society calendar to fund waymarking of the route and the provision of new information boards at St Bees and Robin Hood’s Bay.

After funding these Coast to Coast projects, the remaining £5,200 was given to the eight Mountain Rescue Teams that provide emergency cover for walkers along the Coast to Coast route; each team receiving a donation of £650.

As part of our 2013 Coast to Coast project we funded a new plaque at St. Bees which was unveiled by Eric Robson and Society Secretary, Derek Cockell with Doug Sim, Chairman of St. Bees Parish Council. As part of our 2013 Coast to Coast project we funded a new plaque at St. Bees which was unveiled by Eric Robson and Society Secretary, Derek Cockell with Doug Sim, Chairman of St. Bees Parish Council.

We also funded a new notice board at Robin Hood’s Bay. This was unveiled later by Peter Linney. We also funded a new notice board at Robin Hood’s Bay. This was unveiled later by Peter Linney.

The banner at the top of the plaque at St. Bees was completed and installed after the main plaque was unveiled. The banner at the top of the plaque at St. Bees was completed and installed after the main plaque was unveiled. (The original display board was ‘rescued’ by Society committee member David Johnson who refurbished it. This piece of memorabilia formed part of the Keswick Wainwright exhibition in 2015 and 2016.)