LED 2021 Fundraising Weekend: Update

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.

Val’s Huayhuash Circuit Challenge 2021

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
  • Climb 10,460m
  • or both!

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?

Go to the Val’s Huayhuash Circuit Challenge 2021 page, click on “Start Fundraising”, select “Fitness at home” – and take it from there!

Just need the links?

Here they are:

LED on JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/lighteducationdevelopment

Val’s Huayhuash Circuit Challenge 2021 on JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/campaign/LED2021

LED of Facebook: www.facebook.com/LEDCharity

Save the date! LED Weekend Walk 11/12 September 2021

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

Our annual LED fundraising walk will be held on Saturday 11th September 2021 and we’ll be based in the village of Braithwaite, in the Northern Lake District.

We have a few versions of the Coledale Horseshoe available on the day and there are plenty of accommodation options both in Braithwaite and the surrounding areas including Keswick. 

We’ll be sorting registration in 2021. In the meantime, save the date!

LED Weekend Walk – Wasdale – September 2020

We did it!
A massive thank you from Val to everyone who came to the LED walk last weekend.
Val says
“Can’t wait to see you all again but what a huge difference we can make by your very kind help.”
Browse more photos from the walk on our Facebook album: LED Weekend Walk – Wasdale – September 2020.
And thank you all, again.