It was wonderful to see so many friends and family on Saturday 11 September for our annual get together and fundraising event.
The Braithwaite Institute was a great place to hold our evening event, and to dry off after a rather wet and soggy and windy walk.
Thank you to everyone who came along, to those who helped on the day and in the preparation and organising, and to fundraisers, sponsors and donators old and new.
A few words from Val –
“I’d like to say a special thanks to everyone for attending our 2021 Fundraising event and to all who helped to make Saturday such a success, including Wakeman’s Cafe in Ripon for their delicious scones!
And in particular, special thanks to Codey, Geoff and Danny for walking in their ballet outfits and raising so much – over £2500 and counting….”
If you’ve not already sorted out accommodation, please do!
While we aim to continue with our solar lighting distribution (and a huge thank you to those who participated in the individual Huayhuash Challenges in March and early April), we are specifically aiming at our September fundraiser to raise in the region of $10,000 USD to provide medical funding for the health posts we support in both Peru and Nepal.
We’ll give more updates as we progress towards September. In the meantime, stay safe and fingers crossed we can all gather in the Lakes on 11 September.
We hope to be seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday 11th September for our annual get together and fundraising event.
It will be located in and around the village of Braithwaite, near Keswick, with plenty of walk options available including the full Coledale horseshoe.
Registration details will be sent out shortly after the next Government announcement (expected around the third week of May), which is currently intended to update us all on the easing of restrictions around self-catering and holidaying options in the UK.
In the meantime we know a number of friends and supporters have sourced nearby accommodation which, given proximity to Keswick, is in fairly plentiful supply. We are hoping to have an evening event on the Saturday but cannot confirm a venue yet until we are able to travel ourselves and check venues out. We plan to have the evening do as close as possible to Brathwaite, if not in the village itself.
The last year has necessarily seen LED shift focus in terms of what we do given the constraints of travel for Val and also the health issues in both Peru and Nepal. A lot of funds raised this year have been used to provide food to the communities we usually reach with our lighting, medical and educational supplies. Both Peru and Nepal have suffered a range of shortages and our friends on the ground in both countries have made fantastic efforts to get our support out to the villages that have needed it the most.
While we aim to continue with our solar lighting distribution (and a huge thank you to those who participated in the individual Huayhuash Challenges in March and early April), we are specifically aiming at our fundraiser event in September this year to raise in the region of $10,000 USD to provide medical funding for the health posts we support in both Peru and Nepal.
We’ll give more updates as we progress towards September on this. In the meantime, stay safe and fingers crossed we can all gather on the 11th September.
Join in Val’s Huayhuash Circuit Challenge, LED’s Spring sponsored walk and climb, and help raise money for LED projects in Peru and Nepal.
From the comfort of your own home – where else?? – we challenge you to:
Walk 210km, or
The challenge runs throughout February and March, concluding on Friday 02 April 2021 – so you can indulge in Easter treats galore!
We’ll have prizes for:
First to 210km
First to 10,460m ascent
Longest distance overall
Highest ascent overall
… plus some Trustees’ Specials – let your imagination run wild: do it in fancy dress, carry your own kit bag, go three-legged, be the youngest, be the oldest!
You can ask sponsors to settle up via “Val’s Huayhuash Circuit Challenge” campaign page on JustGiving – www.justgiving.com/campaign/LED2021 – or create your own fundraising page on that page. Scroll down for tips.
But you can use whatever fundraising mechanism you like – set up a Facebook fundraising page, collect your sponsorships the traditional way and send us a one-off donation via our JustGiving page, or set up your own fundraising page elsewhere.
Let us know how you go via Facebook – comment at www.facebook.com/LEDCharity or do your own updates and remember to tag our LED account so others can see whats going on.
Not a facebook fan? Email us at LED.Charity@gmail.com.
Want to set up your own Huayhuash Challenge fundraiser on Just Giving?