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.