Almost £8,000 raised at LED’s 2019 Fundraising Challenge

Our LED Blencathra Fundraising Challenge 2019 page on JustGiving closed earlier this week and the donations total is £5,904.90 plus £1,315.38 gift aid from 96 supporters!

In addition, we have some direct donations of £616 giving a grand total of:

£7836.28

Huge thanks to everyone who participated – walking, feeding, ferrying, donating! It was a great day.

LED’s Blencathra Fundraising Weekend 2019

LED’s Blencathra Fundraising Weekend 2019

To give you an idea of some of the things that this money enables us to do

Our solar lights cost around $55 each for Nepal (which is $45 plus approx $10 import duties) and $25-$38 in Peru (import duty can take the per light cost up to $38).

We try to supply a number of villages per year. Villages can range from 10 lights to well over 25 depending on size. Val mainly focuses on a specific valley or valleys each season in both Nepal and Peru and we’re getting to the stage now where are needing to start re-supplying as some original lights need mending or replacing.

For school supplies, the cost depends on the number of children and what they need, and again the cost varies in Peru and Nepal as we buy the supplies in Huaraz or Kathmandu to help the local economy.

In Quisuar it costs about £450 a year for the primary school and £70 for the secondary school as they generally only need pens and notebooks. When we supply the school in Jancopampa the cost is around £700 as it’s a bigger school. We try to fund supplies for both schools every year.

After the Trustees next Board meeting we’ll have a more detailed list of specific projects in mind for next year. Watch this space!

For updates on our projects, fundraising, treks and other activities, follow LED on Facebook/LEDCharity and Twitter/LEDCharity.

Donations always welcome via our LED JustGiving page.

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Join us for LED’s Blencathra Fundraising Challenge 2019

Join Val and friends for a day in the hills raising money for our work in Nepal and Peru.

This year’s LED Fundraising Event will be held on Saturday 18th May and we’ll be based in the village of Mungrisdale, in the northern fells of the Lake District.

We are collecting donations, sponsorship and registration payments via our page on Just Giving: LED Blencathra Fundraising Challenge 2019.

When

Saturday 18th May 2019.

What

A 16 mile hike over Blencathra, one of the Lake District’s most beautiful mountains (a shorter walk has been planned for those who prefer) with an optional evening dinner.

Where

The start and finish will be at Near Howe just outside the village of Mungrisdale (Grid Reference 373288). We will advise of where to park, if not at Near Howe, closer to the event. We will be registering walkers at Near Howe on the day (we will signpost this).

The maps covering the route are OS Explorer Map OL5 The English Lakes: North-Eastern Area (Penrith, Patterdale & Caldbeck) (1:25,000) and Landranger 90 Penrith & Keswick (1:50,000).

Cost

  • £20 per person
  • An additional £25 per person if you would like to join us for dinner after the event (this will include food and some drinks). We have enough capacity for around 50 people (please indicate on the registration form if you want to attend the dinner).

Restrictions

For this Challenge all walkers MUST be over 14. If you are under the age of 16 your parent or legal guardian must complete the “Under 16s” details on the registration form and you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian at all times.

Further Information & Registration

For further information and the registration form, email Mike Smith at mikejsmith563@gmail.com.

Registration will close 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2019.

Over £6,000 raised at this year’s LED Fundraising Weekend

Our Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick fundraising weekend raised well over £6,000, which will be a huge help to LED’s projects in Nepal and Peru, purchasing and distributing new solar lights as well as helping our health centres and local schools.

Thank you to all who supported and/ or came along for a great weekend on 12/13 May and an amazing fundraising effort. We were blessed with great weather and a brilliant time was had by all on the hike over Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick, and at the evening festivities.

Special thanks go to Liam and Sue at www.fellsidecottages.uk in Dufton for hosting the event and all of their organisational support, and wonderful puddings after dinner!

Also a huge shout out for the food and drink in the evening, provided by Helen and Mark Hunt, Denise Brown and the trustees of LED. Jan at the Wakemans House Cafe in Ripon made some excellent scones which we all enjoyed after the walk, and Reunion Ales from Twickenham, West London provided some exceptional ale for the evening.

Thanks again from Val and the LED team for the support through sponsorship, buying raffle tickets, lending organisational help, coming along and making the event so special.

For updates on our projects, fundraising, treks and other activities, follow LED on Facebook/LEDCharity and Twitter/LEDCharity.

Donations always welcome via our LED JustGiving page.

 

Join us for our 2018 fundraising challenge – Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick

Raise funds for LED by taking part in our Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick Challenge or by sponsoring someone who is.

This year’s LED Fundraising Event will be held on Saturday 12th May and we’ll be based in the village of Dufton, in Cumbria’s Eden Valley.

There is a choice of two sponsored walks: Dufton Pike or Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick.

So, save the date and join Val and friends for a day in the hills raising money for our work in Nepal and Peru.

We are collecting donations, sponsorship and registration payments via our Just Giving page: LED Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick Fundraising Challenge 2018.

When

Saturday 12th May 2018.

What

A one-peak walk up Dufton Pike, or a Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick combined hike (approximately 15 miles), with an optional evening dinner.

Location

The start and finish will be at Fellside Cottages in the village of Dufton in Cumbria (CA16 6DB). There is a small car par adjacent to the public conveniences in Dufton (GR NY689250). We will be registering walkers in the barn at Fellside Cottages.

Cost

  • £15 per person
  • An additional £20 per person if you would like to join us for dinner after the event (this will include food and some drinks). We have enough capacity for around 50 people (please indicate on the registration form if you want to attend the dinner).

Restrictions

For this Challenge all walkers MUST be over 14. If you are under the age of 16 your parent or legal guardian must complete the “Under 16s” details on the registration form and you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian at all times.

Further Information & Registration

For further information and the registration form, email Mike Smith at mikejsmith563@gmail.com.

Registration will close 5pm on Friday 4th May 2018.