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Wainwright Society Fundraising | 2014

The Brathay Exploration Trust, based in Ambleside, and now part of Brathay Trust, was the main beneficiary of funds raised by the Society in 2014. Formed in 1947, it is a charity that takes young people on exploration in the UK and throughout the world.

Our funds were aimed at providing opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled children in Cumbria to explore the fells and learn about environmental issues that affect this wonderful landscape. The Society funds will support a programme of ‘Taster Weekends’ that will benefit over 200 children who live in Cumbria.

Society Honorary Member Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb all of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks, met with members on the summit of Helm Crag to present the initial cheque following the Society walk.

Society Honorary member, Alan Hinkes OBE presents the initial cheque on Helm Crag to Malcolm Tillyer, chairman of Brathay Exploration Trust. Society Honorary member, Alan Hinkes OBE presents the initial cheque on Helm Crag to Malcolm Tillyer, chairman of Brathay Exploration Trust.

Youngsters from Barrow Cheshire Home enjoy the first Taster Weekend at Brathay Exploration Trust HQ in Ambleside. Youngsters from Barrow Cheshire Home enjoy the first Taster Weekend at Brathay Exploration Trust HQ in Ambleside.