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Outdoor Learning in the North West

The North West Region includes the mountains, lakes and coastline of Cumbria, the Pennines, Howgills and Eden valley, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe coast and Lune estuary, Trough of Bowland, Manchester and Merseyside conurbation, and the Wirral. There is a strong tradition of residential Outdoor Learning centres in the area, specialist recreational and activity provision, and a vibrant community of freelance practitioners. IOL members work in outdoor education, personal development, professional development, outdoor therapy, outdoor sports and adventure tourism.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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Wainwright aficionados help fund Calvert Trust activities in 2020
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Wainwright aficionados help fund Calvert Trust activities in 2020

People with disabilities will be able to enjoy adventure holidays thanks to a society set up in memory of fell walker Alfred Wainwright.

The Wainwright Society has chosen the Lake District Calvert Trust to be its main beneficiary of 2020.

The trust, based near Bassenthwaite, provides breaks for people with physical and learning disabilities.

Mr Wainwright, who died in 1991, compiled drawings of 214 fells over 10 years of exploration for guidebooks.

A spokesman for the society said: "Funds raised will be used to provide a bursary to enable those who might not otherwise be able to experience a residential break.

"These breaks enable people with physical, learning and sensory disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater, to benefit from outdoor activities."

Jennifer Scott, Calvert Trust’s fundraising manager, said: “As a charity we are entirely dependent on non-government funding and we rely on the generosity offered by those who believe in our cause."

John Bewick of the Wainwright Society visited the Lake District Calvert Trust recently and celebrated with Lynn Healey (Business Manager), a donation of £14,000.

Every year The Wainwright Society devotes much of its time and energy to raise funds for worthwhile causes. In 2011 the Society selected the Lake District Calvert Trust as their main beneficiary. During the year the Society members raised a total of £14,000 for the Trust.

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Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Treasurer - Christie Miles

Committee: John Crosbie, Jon Miller, Caroline Carr, Simon Harding, Dawn Elliott, Sarah Deane, Steve Randles, Claire Backhouse, Dave Harvey

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