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A Grand Day Out in Cumbria

Thanks to all of your collective efforts we raised £1,467 in total for the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association and Cumbria Community Foundation. Great effort every one!

Aside from the fundraising we also had hundreds of people of all ages out running, walking, mountain biking, orienteering, doing photography and chilling out being inspired by awesome talks, inspiring films, sharing stories and enjoying pub quizzes. It was indeed a ‘Grand Weekend’ and you were all awesome – despite what the weather tried to throw at us!

Thanks so much to all the *amazing volunteers and marshalls* who gave up their time and skills to support the event and/or stand out in the rain! Thanks to the wonderful team at Sticklebarn Tavern and Sticklebarn and the Langdales National Trust for letting us take over your lovely pub.

Big thanks also to all of the following people and organisations who supported the event by donating prizes, time, enthusiam and resources to make the event happen. You are all awesome! Inspired Outdoor Events, Mountain Run, NAV4 Adventure, Trail Motions Bike Skills, Aleks Kashefi, Kendal Mountain Festival, The Climbers Shop, Pete Bland Sports, James Kirby Photography & Web Design, SiEntries, Charity Challenge, Nic’s Nordic Walks, Petzl, Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) and Sarah Harvey Design.

If you would like to become a partner or sponsor please check out our Partners and Sponsors page and get in touch.


What is the grand day out?

The Grand Day Out in Cumbria #1 was a county-wide fundraising day and general celebration held on January 16th 2016. It was truly a wonderful day organised as a response to the Storm Desmond Floods of December 2015.

With your help, we raised an amazing £21,000 for the Cumbria Community Foundation and Mountain Rescue teams. There were fell walks, outdoor sports, a raffle, live music, laughter, eating, drinking and all sorts of fun, all while raising funds for the Cumbria Community Foundation Flood Appeal, Mountain Rescue and other voluntary rescue services who were so important during the floods.

Following the success of this event we held a follow up event in Langdale in October 2016 and we raised another £2.5k. More info can be found on our About Us page.

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Interested in being a partner, sponsor or project?

If you are interested in supporting the Grand Day Out as a sponsor, event partner or project partner then please see our partners and sponsors page, complete the online form, and we will be in touch soon with more details.

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