Spring 2023 Update

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


Ambleside Kirkstone 20th Anniversary was celebrated by members, past and present and guests, gathering for a very happy Supper and Presentation at Brathay Church Hall. Our thanks to Freshers Café for providing the most delicious Pie & Peas Supper together with members contributions of mouth-watering desserts.

Secretary, Judy Fry’s excellent slide presentation brought back many happy memories of our numerous fund-raising events, club visits, and happy experiences over 20 years, from shaking collection buckets to Camel Racing evenings, Marafuns, Pink5K, Duck Racing, Christmas Lights fancy dress to the infamous Human Fruit Machine.

Throughout the 20 years members have been very happy to respond energetically to the needs of others, often with very inventive money-raising ideas. The club’s aim has always been to support local, national and global projects and to have fun along the way.

Over our 20 years the club has raised and donated in excess of £285,000 to charity.  A phenomenal amount by a small club.

Our mother club, Ambleside Rotary has now closed but Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club is still up and running and functioning as usual. We continue to meet socially, hold open meetings for the general public on varying topics which are of interest to the community, respond to emergency appeals and generally serve in our community.

On April 21st we continued with our fund raising with another fun filled Big Easy Quiz. A packed Kelsick hall saw 19 teams battle for the Smarty Pants Trophy - sadly still be to returned from last years winners but we're chasing them!  This years winning team was The Rubicons made up of President Charles, Judith & 2 visitors who popped in to join us from Bolton! The evening raised a magnificent profit of £694. Thanks to all for their support and hard work. 

Ever onwards & upwards AK is delighted to be moving forward after the decline of so many organisations following on from Covid. Take a bow AK!


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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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From Titanic to Orrest Head

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This years Silver Sunday get together and Afternoon Tea

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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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Wet weather never deters AK and its supporters!

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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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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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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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An Unforgettable Month

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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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