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Festive windfall for Fix the Fells

The Lake District Foundation has smashed its target of raising 25k for Fix the Fells.

A week-long Big Give fundraising drive has seen more than £27k raised.

The Foundation says a big thank-you to everyone who supported this campaign.

The last few years have seen many more people discovering the amazing upland paths of the Lake District. The Foundation is glad people share our love for this place, but the work of the Fix the Fells partnership is never more needed to help maintain and protect footpaths on our beautiful mountains.

This year’s Big Give got off to a flyer with two match funding champions: The Langdale Estate and LDF Chair, Gill Houston who walked all the “The Birketts” peaks. Between them we have £12,400 of match funding that means any donation is doubled.

More than 40 individuals and businesses including Langdale Hotel, Inspired By Lakeland, The Climbers Shop Ambleside, Cedar Manor Hotel, Burnhow Hotel and Montane helped raise a total of £27125.

Sarah Swindley, CEO, Lake District Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have smashed our target. Thank-you to everyone who has supported the Big Give this year. It is so important that we continue to care for our path network in the Lake District. Fix the Fells staff and volunteers do incredible work in the most challenging conditions.”

The Lake District Foundation has over 20 years’ experience working with local partners and is always looking for new ways to work together to help a achieve its goals. Much of the money given away in grants is raised by local businesses. Please get in touch if you want to help us do more of this.

There are several different fundraising mechanisms designed to work with your business, including opt-in donations, events, and sponsored products to name a few.

If you would like to find out more, please visit the charity’s website, www.lakedistrictfoundation.org/fundraising-in-your-business or contact Steve Tonkin via email, [email protected].

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