Park House Barn is a working farm with a wedding and events venue that has magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Here’s what Operations Manager, Francesca Morton has to say about becoming a business supporter for the Lake District Foundation. “We want to help and feel it is our duty to protect this environment. We are lucky enough to be situated in the beautiful South Lakes and feel that we should be doing our bit to give back. As a venue we see lots of visitors to the Lake District and we believe that with the correct promotion we will be able to make more people aware that as tourism grows maintenance grows and we need donations to help restore paths, woodlands and habitats so that everyone can keep enjoying our beautiful countryside.”
We are delighted that Bath House has joined us as a new Business Supporter.
Located in Sedbergh and the nearby village of Dent, this rural business is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Dales and Lakes, a continual reminder of the need to preserve and care for the landscape and environment on our door step.
Bath House has seven shops in the Lakes and the north of England selling their natural skincare, perfumes and home fragrances. Ingredients are all sustainably sourced and eco-certified and with the rising awareness for the long term effects of plastics on the environment, they hope to reduce their use of plastic for bottles and jars by over 70% by next year, as well as trialling refills of their products. These are just some of the things the business is doing as they continue to strive to reduce any negative impact on the natural environment.
Creative and Brand Director, Nigel Brooks says “By supporting the Lake District Foundation, we can see the possibilities for creating tailored projects that can contribute to the awareness of the Foundation and raise money to help the projects it supports. It is a great scheme well worth supporting”.
What better time of year to celebrate the support we have received from our supporters than at Christmas. Whether you are a business, an individual or volunteer we invite you to join us for some festive fizz and canapes on 13 December 2pm-4pm at Windermere Jetty. We will be toasting our successes in 2019 as well as launching our new Business Supporters Awards. Tim Farron, will be announcing the categories and there will be guest speakers Sean Conway and Dr Kate Rawles giving inspirational presentations about Guinness World Record adventures.
Applications are invited from projects which share our goal that the Lake District and Cumbria will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage.
Sarah Swindley, Lake District Foundation’s CEO, said: “After a busy year fundraising, we come to the best bit – giving money away to support our fabulous natural world. We know that the communities of Cumbria have great ideas about how to do this and we look forward to receiving lots of applications.”
Applications close at 5pm on 20 September.
Japanese Tour Operators have collectively raised £15,540 for the Lake District Foundation in a year.
The participating businesses ask their customers who are booking a trip to the Lake District if they would like to make a £5 donation to the Lake District Foundation, and they receive a small gift in exchange.
Last year, we were delighted that the following tour operators were involved:
- Club Tourism International
- Eurasia Travel
- Hanshin Friend Tour
- Hanshin Friend Tour West Japan
- Hankyu Travel International West Japan
- JTB Media Retailing Kyushu Branch
- JTB Media Retailing Tokyo
- JTB Media Retailing West Japan
- JTB Corporate LOOK JTB
- Nippon Travel Agency
- TDR Travel Express
Here are some pictures of our participating businesses celebrating another successful year!