Pennine Way for Coniston MRT&Animal Rescue Cumbria

I am an Assistant Leader for Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, Cumbria.

We require a new Mountain Rescue Base and I am hoping to help raise funds for this. The cost will be huge and as a charity we rely heavily on donations. 

I have been in the Rescue Team for 13 years and it is like a second job to me. However, since the current Base was constructed, demands have increased for more appropriate areas to house the casualties and their family and friends, and  more space for the specialised equipment and training required, hence the decision to build a new one. Plans and talks have begun, and so now must the fund raising!

In addition, my main love is animals and therefore I wanted to include a local animal charity, so I am also hoping people will donate to Animal Rescue Cumbria, (Wainwright's Shelter). This charity has never ending bills to pay for the animals  they take in, ie. food, housing, vets fees etc. Without the generosity of the public, the Rescue Centre  would not be able to care for these unwanted animals, who, through no fault of their own, have sadly found themselves without a loving home.

I am therefore walking the Pennine Way (268 miles) in May, with my dog, Harlie, (Plan B if Covid restrictions do not allow us to undertake this walk, is that all accommodation is booked for a late August start instead). Whilst this may not seem too daunting for some people, it will be a challenge for us. I shall be 66 yrs old and still recovering from revision knee replacement surgery, and Harlie, will be 11 years old.

It would mean such a lot to me personally if I can raise enough money for each charity for them to say "wow"! The funds will be equally shared between the two charities. I also appreciate these are not good times because of the pandemic, so any donations whatsoever received, I will be truly grateful for.

Just for info, none of the funds raised will be used for the cost of the walk. I will be financing this personally - ouch!

Thank you so very much.

Janice & Harlie
  • Steve James 
    • 20 £ 
    • 4 mos
    • 20 £ 
    • 14 mos
  • James Bailey 
    • 10 £ 
    • 14 mos
  • Sara May 
    • 50 £ 
    • 15 mos
  • Yasin Jogee 
    • 20 £ 
    • 15 mos
See all

Fundraising team (2)

Janice Hamilton 
Raised 3200 £ from 60 donations
Coniston, North West England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Ribchester 
Team member