Keswick to Kendal Walk 2024

Walkers on the Keswick to Kendal Challenge 2023 coming up to the event marshals holding a 26 miles to go sign

Stride out for unpaid Carers
Take on our Keswick to Kendal Challenge

Your challenge, Your distance: choose from 30, 15 or 6 miles

Keswick to Kendal Challenge 2024

We are looking for individuals or teams of 4 who would like to test themselves with a Lake District Challenge, and to raise money for Carer Support South Lakes.

  • Saturday 8th June 2024
  • Full Route 30 miles, or chose from 15 miles or 6 miles
  • The minimum funding pledge is £100

Join Carer Support South Lakes on this Keswick to Kendal Challenge (K2K) which covers 30, 15 or 6 miles through some of the best scenery in the English Lake District.

Challenge yourself to the whole 30 miles (Keswick to Kendal) or 15 miles (Ambleside to Kendal) or 6 miles (Staveley to Kendal).

Registration Fee: £10
Minimum Fundraising Pledge: £100

The K2K route starts at 7am from Moot Hall in Keswick, and finishes in the Market Place, Kendal, about 10 hours later. This will be a long day and very hilly so please make sure you have good walking shoes and clothing for the weather as well as plenty of food and drink and a first aid kit (blister plasters).

You will need a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk for possibly up to 10 hours. The walk starts at 7:00am prompt so make sure you have made arrangements to be at Keswick Moot Hall well in advance of the start time.

DATE
Saturday 8 June 2024 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

An epic walk through some of the best scenery in the Lake District

Wine Tasting and Quiz Fundraiser

Close up of red wine being poured into a wine glass with a background of grapes & vine leaves
Close up of red wine being poured into a wine glass with a background of grapes & vine leaves, and a banner below stating Join us for a Wine Tasting and Quiz Fundraiser

Wine Tasting and Quiz Fundraiser

Book your ticket

You’re Invited to an Unforgettable Wine Tasting & Quiz Fundraising Event with Janette McLaughlin, EWGA Wines Sales Director

Date: Thursday, 7th March
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Venue: Kendal Museum Cellar
Tickets: £20

What’s in Store for You:

Tasting Extravaganza: Immerse yourself in the world of wine as Janette guides you through the flavours and aromas of six carefully selected wines. From velvety reds to crisp whites, each sip will be a journey for your taste buds.

Quiz Fun: Test your wine knowledge with fun wine-themed quiz hosted by Janette

Socialise and Mingle: Make new friends or reconnect with old ones in the intimate setting of Kendal Museum’s cellar. Share your love for wine and create memories that will linger long after the last glass is empty.

Fundraising: Your presence supports a great local charity! All proceeds from this event will contribute to Carer Support South Lakes, making every sip count toward making a positive impact.

Act Fast – Seating is Limited!

Secure your spot for this exclusive event by purchasing your tickets for only £20. Don’t miss out on an evening filled with fine wines, engaging quizzes, and the warm company of like-minded wine enthusiasts.

To RSVP and purchase tickets, to our website and visit https://www.trybooking.com/uk/DAPC

Savour the moment, swirl the excitement, and join us for an evening that promises to be as rich as the wines we’ll be pouring!

Cheers to a Night of Wine, Wisdom, and Wonderful Memories!

Christmas Fair

Colour image - Two young girls in winter clothing in front of a festive gingerbread house with mugs of cocoa
Colour image - Two young girls in winter clothing in front of a festive gingerbread house with mugs of cocoa

Experience the Magic of Christmas Shopping!

Join Us at the Castle Green Hotel for a Festive Shopping Event

Date: Sunday 19th November
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Castle Green Hotel

Get ready to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Shopping Event of the year!

We believe that the spirit of giving should be accessible to all. That’s why entry to this fantastic event is absolutely free! Bring your friends, family, and loved ones to enjoy the festivities together.

Join us in making a difference and spreading the Christmas cheer. See you there!

An Evening with Mike Berners-Lee & Amy Bray

An Evening with Mike Berners-Lee & Amy Bray

Book your tickets

8th November
Starts 7pm
Brewery Arts Centre
Tickets £15.50

Climate Politics and why honesty matters – an evening with Mike Berners-Lee and Amy Bray.

Why have 27 COPs failed to reduce our emissions and tackle climate breakdown? What really lies at the core of inaction on climate change? Join Mike Berners-Lee and Amy Bray at Brewery Arts, for a hard-hitting look at the political and environmental issues which affect us all.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore the path to a thriving 21st century for humanity and our planet with two exceptional individuals leading the charge for a sustainable future.

Mike Berners-Lee is an internationally acclaimed climate commentator and bestselling author. During the event, Mike will share his thoughts on what each of us can do to create the political, social and environmental conditions in which we both survive and thrive. Prepare to be inspired!

At just 21 years old, Amy Bray is a marine biologist and the driving force behind Another Way, an environmental education charity. Discover her inspiring journey and the remarkable impact she’s making.

Amy will interview Mike, delving into their shared passion for environmental sustainability and engaging in a lively exchange of ideas and experiences. Ask your burning questions during the Live Q&A, where both speakers will offer insights and solutions.

All proceeds from this event go towards supporting local unpaid Carers.

Book tickets now to be part of the change we need, and expect an evening that promises inspiration, action, and a roadmap to a brighter future.

Penningtons’ Carers Coffee

Carers Coffee from Penningtons Tea & Coffee

Coffee beans and espresso

Purchase your coffee from Penningtons

Limited edition coffee blend from Penningtons Tea & Coffee. 10 per cent of every bag sold will go to Carer Support South Lakes in 2023.

This limited edition coffee blend, called Carers Coffee, has been created to raised funds for our Charity of 2023, Carer Support South Lakes, based in Kendal. 10 per cent of every bag sold will go to Carer Support South Lakes this year. So you can enjoy your daily brew whilst raising funds for a Cumbrian charity.

Carer Support South Lakes is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. Providing a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout South Lakeland, Carer Support South Lakes identifies the needs of unpaid Carers of any age and provides quality services, support and advocacy to promote their health and wellbeing. Their ultimate goal is to improve the lives of carers of all ages.

Running Manchester Marathon

Gina Pennington running through fields in preparation for Running Manchester Marathon
Gina Pennington running through fields in preparation for Running Manchester Marathon

Running Manchester Marathon

Give a donation via Just Giving

My name is Gina and I’m 50 this year! I’ve never done Manchester marathon and thought why not and wanted to raise funds for Carers Support South Lakes, a charity based in my adopted hometown of Kendal!

Carer Support South Lakes is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. Providing a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout South Lakeland, Carer Support South Lakes identifies the needs of unpaid Carers of any age and provides quality services, support and advocacy to promote their health and wellbeing. Their ultimate goal is to improve the lives of carers of all ages.

  • £5 Could pay for food and activities for 1 young carer at the Support Group
  • £15 would pay for a young carer to access activities and have fun away from their caring responsibilities
  • £25 could buy an hour with a councillor
  • £30 would pay for a gardening session for dementia carer and their loved one
  • £50 would enable Parent Carers to enjoy a trip to the cinema with the family for quality time
  • £100 would enable a group of Young Carers to take part in an outdoor activity

Born in Oxford, moved to the Lake District in 1990 and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. I am an honorary Cumbrian now!

I first started running in early 1997, primarily to keep fit as I had fallen out of love with cycling and needed to do something as I love food! In 1998 I ran my first event The Great North Run, as a fundraising activity for Leukaemia research and Anthony Nolan after my brother was diagnosed with the disease. He had a bone marrow transplant and made a full recovery and I caught the bug for running.

This carried on for a few years and in 2003 when I was 30 I ran my first London Marathon. Naivety is the best training tool. In 2013, another milestone birthday and another London marathon. Since then I have completed another 5 marathons including the tough Windermere marathon in 2014.

My marathon running achievements to date are:

  • 2003 ​London
  • 2013 ​London
  • 2014 Windermere
  • 2015 London
  • 2017 London and Chester
  • 2020 Virtual London
  • 2021 London marathon

Please donate through JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gina-pennington7 is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Keswick to Kendal Walk

Keswick to Kendal Charity Walk
Keswick to Kendal Charity Walk

Our Annual Keswick to Kendal walk

Give a donation via Just Giving

We are looking for teams of 4-7 who will take up this epic walk in relays.

To express interest in taking part Contact Nicky Woods on

 


 

My name is Stuart Graves and this is the third Keswick to Kendal walk I have organised to raise awareness around unpaid Carers, and male Carers in particular.

The past 3 years have proved to all of us the importance of having a network of contacts in our daily lives and that is just on our personal and social networks. So, imagine as a Carer being presented with total lockdowns with no opportunity to meet face to face. That’s what faced the Male Carer’s Support Group, as it did others. Having become used to meeting face to face on a regular basis, to have that severely limited was at best an obstacle and at worst isolation for our members.

It has been a real battle for so many unpaid Carers, struggling to look after their Cared For on their own for months on end with no opportunity for respite. The men and woman who will join me in this K2K will be walking to acknowledge that struggle and to help make others more aware.

Carer Support South Lakes (CSSL) supports over 1,200 unpaid Carers of all ages- men and women, boys and girls who look after a loved one, often fulltime, without payment. Their role is vital to the health and wellbeing of their Cared For but more often than not, it goes completely unseen.

CSSL supports my role as a full-time unpaid male Carer. I have been fortunate in being able to volunteer for the charity and lead their Men’s Support Group.

The date for this event is the 3rd June 2023. It is on the Saturday in-between National Volunteers Week and National Carers Week. The timing is apt as I am both a Volunteer with CSSL and registered with them as an unpaid Carer.

The walk can be done in full, but we encouge you to gather a team and do this as a relay, as some of our Carers need to carry out their caring role so cannot commit to the whole day. I will be walking the full length.

I would encourage any male Carer to get in touch via Carer-Connect to become part of the men’s group. We men put on a mask to hide how we are really feeling. We in the men’s group fully understand that especially as Carers to our loved ones. The first step is the hardest and it really is a small step get in touch with Carer Support South Lakes.

Any donation you make towards our efforts will also be very gratefully received thank you!

Please donate via Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/K2KCSSL

Rotary Golf Day

Golfers walking along the golf course for the Rotary Golf Day at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
Golfers walking along the golf course for the Rotary Golf Day at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Rotary Golf Day at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Date for your diary

Friday 14th July. More details to follow.

42nd Great North Run

Red Arrows flying over the Great North Run
Red Arrows flying over the Great North Run

42nd Great North Run

Running the 42nd Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world, on Sunday 10th September 2023, volunteers will be taking part to raise awareness for Carer Support South Lakes and the the work they do supporting unpaid Carers.