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.


Saturday 12th May 2018.


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.


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.


  • £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).


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.

Fundraising for LED: The LED & NYF Yorkshire 3 Peaks (& 1 Peak!) Challenge

Looking for a challenge in 2017?

Together with Nepal Youth Foundation UK we are organising a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge to climb Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingelborough, covering 24.5 miles in under 12 hours.

For those who would prefer to take it a bit easier, we are also running a Yorkshire 1 Peak Challenge, which is around 7.5 miles.

The Challenges will take place on Saturday 20 May 2017, starting and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire (Google map).

If you want to take part in one of the Challenges to raise money for LED, visit our NYF & LED Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge page. You’ll need to register there, and you’ll also find more information about timings, essential kit and more.

We are asking participants to fundraise at least £100 and we’ve set up a dedicated LED Yorkshire 3 Peaks (and 1 Peak!) Challenge campaign on our JustGiving page for this. Ask your supporters to donate here in advance of the Challenge or to settle up sponsorship after the event – and remember to tell them to mention your name!

NYF-LED Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge