Love Your Lakes

Love Your Lakes Campaign

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our #LoveYourLakes campaign has raised so far

Raised: $67,500Goal: $100,000

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Lake District Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Lake District Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Lake District Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Lake District Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Lake District Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £20.00 One Time

Why #LoveYourLakes?

The Lake District is known for its stunning mountains, fresh air and clean Lakes but we need your help to keep it that way.

The Problem

The Lake District has been welcoming visitors back after Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased which is fantastic news for all those enjoying this spectacular place. However, the sheer volume of visitors is having a huge impact on the wildlife, landscapes and cultural heritage.

The Ask

During these unprecedented times, a small donation can make a big difference! We’ve launched a crowdfunding campagin to help raise urgent funds. Your donation will help towards the following items:

  • £10 helps pay towards buying litter bags
  • £25 helps pay towards valuable training for our volunteers
 on the ground
  • £50 helps pay towards Lake Wardens to monitor algae in our Lakes
  • £100 pays towards a day for a ranger to patrol and keep the fells safe and clean
  • £200 could pay for a skilled contractor to carry out repair work

If you donate today, it’ll make a huge difference for tomorrow.

We’ve got lots of rewards to say thank you for making a donation, so get involved and help us hit the magic £5,000 mark!

Text Donate text LOVELAKES to 70085 to give £5

To make a donation, text ‘LOVELAKES to 70085 to donate £5.  This costs £5 plus a standard rate message.

Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. For example LOVELAKES 20. This costs £20 plus a standard rate message

Also, if you are an individual you can even Gift Aid it!

A Big Thank You

We have had a raft of amazing images from photographers and rewards from our supporters. Without their help we could not publish and run these campaigns.

We would like to say a huge thank you to:

Alastair Herd Photograpy
Henry Iddon
Dom Reardon
Jake Daniel Purcell, all of Jake’s photos are available for print, just send him a message via his Instagram account
Edward Swindley
Ascendancy Apparel
Conquer Lake District
Swim the Lakes




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