Our Ambassadors help us to reach new audiences and promote caring for the Lake District.

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Thao Nunns

Outdoors Ambassador

Thao is a devoted mother of two, who is passionate about instilling a love for nature into her children, as well as the wider community where she lives in the Lakes. Working with Wonderful Wild Women, Thao set-up her “Weekday Wander” group, which aims to empower individuals to explore and cherish the wonders of the Lake District. With a focus on education and advocacy, Thao hopes to inspire people to protect the area and the environment.

Follow Thao’s adventures on Instagram.

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Lee Paton

Business Ambassador

Lee Paton is a bespoke couturier who created the first Couture fashion house in Cumbria. Lee is passionate about championing environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

Lee launched his own fashion house in 2010. The brand’s work has been featured in many British and overseas publications such as Vogue,Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar. Lee’s clients include high-profile individuals from elite sportsmen and sportswomen, well known musicians and actors to the members of several international royal families. 

Find out more at leepaton.co.uk


Dr Kate Rawles

Adventure and Ecology Ambassador

A former lecturer in environmental philosophy, Kate is passionate about using adventurous journeys to raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. She has recently returned from The Life Cycle: Colombia to Cape Horn by bamboo bike, exploring biodiversity loss.

Kate set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore big questions about human/nature relations in nature rather than lecture theatres.

Find out more at outdoorphilosophy.co.uk

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Harrison Ward

Adventure Ambassador

Harrison Ward, also known as the Fell Foodie, is a proud Cumbrian who has turned the mountainous landscape he calls home into his kitchen. After discovering a passion for hiking in 2016 following a drastic life change, it wasn’t long before a lifetime love of cooking was merged with this new vice.

Harrison’s debut recipe book ‘Cook Out’ will be published by  Vertebrate Publishing on 12th October 2023.

Find out more at fellfoodie.co.uk

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