Our aim is to raise money for local West Cumbrian charities and to further interest in walking. Tremendous interest has been shown in the walk since its inauguration 43 years ago and in that time over 9000 people have taken part and thousands of pounds raised for local charities. The Organisers are hoping for good support again in this year’s walk.
Thank you for supporting this years walk, we really appreciate all the effort you have put into both walking and fundraising for this years causes. Could you make sure all your sponsorship money is in by the end of May, and let us know if you are unable to get it in by this time so we can get an idea of the final tally.
Getting your sponsor money to us:
You can pass on your sponsorship money to us in a variety of ways:
Remember to give your walker number and name with any payments so we know who has paid their sponsor monies in and for the trophy winners!
Send a cheque made out to W/K Charity Walk to:
50 Mason Street
Take your cheque or cash to the above address, cheques are fine to post but please don’t post any cash. Make sure you hand any cash over in person to Val, her contact number is 07743 254792 so you can arrange a time to drop it off.
Direct to the bank
You can take your money to the Nat West and pay it in directly to the walk’s bank account. Make sure you put your walker number and your name in the reference when paying any money in!
Bank Name: Nat West
Account Name: Workington/Keswick Charity Walk
Account Number: 0100 2333
Sort Code: 55-81-37
You can also make a direct transfer to our bank account using the above bank details, but once again make sure you put your walker number and name in the reference.
WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO?
Why do the organisers take a percentage of donations? Where does my money go? Why can’t I use JustGiving? It’s putting me off donating. It’s so unfair. My nominated charity already is a local charity. I’m collecting cash to donate to charity myself.
Here is the answers…
This is volunteer run community event to raise funds to support charities and good causes within Cumbria. This has ALWAYS been the case. The event is non-profit making, and is organised entirely by unpaid volunteers. The committee enable you to nominate charities and good causes each year to receive the remaining amount of the donations that their teams have raised.
Hundreds of people take part in making this event happen. Most of the volunteers who organise registration, set the route up, line the route to keep walkers safe, marshals in support cars, first-aiders, litter collectors, operate the finish, etc, are doing so on behalf of local charitable organisations and good causes. Additionally, many small local charities are not in a position to contribute much to support the event, and find it difficult to attract major funding themselves, but as a community-focused organisation we want to support their good works. The walk committee awards money to all of these organisations on your behalf. That’s primarily what the percentage of donations is used for. Our community objectives that we make locally are very important to us. The walk committee members receive nothing personally, and give their time freely to benefit the community. Therefore, please don’t give money direct to your own chosen charities via another method. It’s terribly unfair on all the organisations that are working behind the scenes, and seriously undermines the event. If you have any further questions about this, please Contact us (Enquiry form at the bottom of the page)
Charities for 2020 Walk
The three main charities and causes for the 2020 walk are:
“A registered charity, for over 40 years, the Lake District Calvert Trust has been welcoming guests with disabilities to our dedicated centre, so that they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment.”
West Cumbria Carers
“At West Cumbria Carers we have been supporting people who care for 25 years.
We’ve supported people like 15 year old Scott, who cares for his Mum, Linda, who has MS. We’ve worked with Scott’s school to get him extra support, to stop him falling too far behind.
West Cumbria Carers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
Maryport Solway Sea-cadets
“At Maryport and Solway we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.”
Thanks very much for all your nominations, it is very much appreciated and we hope to see you all supporting the charities on the walk this year!