Pink 5K 2022

Another happy Pink5k Walk & Afternoon Tea
this year in aid of Bowel Cancer UK


This year, having been inspired by Dame Deborah James who sadly passed away in June, our Pink5K Walk and Afternoon Tea was in aid of Bowel Cancer UK  https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Sadly, right now, almost half of adults in the UK are unable to name a single symptom of bowel cancer, despite it being the fourth most common cancer. Knowing the symptoms, and acting on them, means that bowel cancer can be diagnosed earlier when it is more treatable and curable. Sadly, fewer than 40% of people are diagnosed at the earliest stages.

We were delighted that over 70 participants, plus some 4 legged friends, signed up and ultimately helped to save more lives by walking from Ambleside to Pelter Bridge and back under Loughrigg, once again bringing Pink Bling & Sparkle to Ambleside and raising much needed funds for such a worthy cause. Some had taken part in one of our previous walks for cancer charities, others were taking part for the first time, and some were happy holiday makers who had 'just seen the signs so joined in'!

Needless to say, Tea & Cream Scones were a very welcome ‘Thank You’ upon their return to Ambleside Parish Centre!

Our thanks to Ambleside & Windermere Freemasons for their sponsorship. Windermere Lake Cruises and Stiles Coffee House for fancy dress prizes and to the wonderful folk at FoxGhyll Country House who have very generously donated all their ice cream sales to us for Bowel Cancer UK.

We are still receiving donations but over £1,500 has been raised to date – an final updated amount will be advised ASAP

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Pink5K cheque presentation to Richard Cogger, Area Fundraiser for St Mary’s Hospice. We were delighted that representatives Daryl Hardy & Chris Moore of our main sponsor The Inn Collection were also present.

Over £6000 donated to good causes!

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A sunny day, daffodils in bloom and AK members have a 'Spring' in their step with lots to look forward to!

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Ambleside Kirkstone Super Stars!

Alec & Margaret celebrate volunteering at their 100th Parkrun

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From Titanic to Orrest Head

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AK member Alec Burford clocked up his 100th parkrun Marshalling duty today! And he's 90 years young!

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This years Silver Sunday get together and Afternoon Tea

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Wet weather never deters AK and its supporters!

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A new President, AG Linda and a Dame Grand and that's just in July!

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Over £285,000 raised to date and more added to the coffers at the Big Easy Quiz!

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Silver Sunday

Another very enjoyable Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea for elder folk in our community who would otherwise be alone on a Sunday Afternoon

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Christmas Get Togethers

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Another happy Pink5k Walk & Afternoon Tea this year in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

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Environmental Awareness

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An astonishing amount raised in just 4 weeks!

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Good things happen when you have fun £645 raised for P.I.E.S

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A glorious evening for learning more about Galava Roman Fort

Enjoying fun & friendship in glorious weather

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A great afternoon walk followed by delicious scones and a cuppa all in aid of St Mary's Hospice

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Martin Clark takes a very early dip to raise more donations for our Pink 5K Appeal for St Mary's Hospice!

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Presentation to Becky Brown Area Fundraiser for St Mary's Hospice

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance

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More Zoom, a 1374 Mile Walk & a virtual Pint at Lands End!

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Let's go for a walk someone said!

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An Unforgettable Month

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Poppies to parkruns a busy month with lots of community involvement

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Latest update & information from this local Charity

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Happy activities as the club meets in person again!

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A Month of Storms, Fraud, Bridge and Caring for others

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Over £2400 raised for Alzheimer's Research UK at this years DUCK RACE!

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An amazing afternoon of Pink Fun raising vital funds for Target Ovarian Cancer

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Community Visits and Events

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69 large poppies, inscribed with the name of a local man who gave his life in WW1 have been erected on lamp -posts around the town.

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