November 2023

Over £6000 donated to good causes!

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.

The club has been very busy during November with members helping various charities.

We are always very honoured to be asked to help with the annual RBL Poppy Street Collection. On Sat 4th November our cheery members took to the streets of Ambleside collecting a total of £1229.16 for the Poppy Appeal.

This was followed the next week with an amazing concert, arranged by Judy Fry, and hosted at St Mary’s Church where Jeff Borradaile’s South Lakes Acapella Choir and the Bryce Street Ukulele Showband performed in aid of Children in Need resulting in the magnificent total of £842.40 being raised, and rounded up to £1000 from club funds. 

The club held an open meeting at Ambleside Parish Centre where those present enjoyed a presentation, by Richard Harpley of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Formed in 1962 the Trust cares for 41 nature reserves, campaigns for the protection of endangered habitats and species and works with adults and children to discover the importance of the natural world. Following the presentation, the Trust was delighted to report that new memberships had been signed up.  A donation of £100 was made to the Trust by the club.

Blackwell Sailing, based on Windermere, provides a sailing experience for people with disabilities.  Furness Rotarian, Frank Randall, visited AK on 21st Nov to explain that work and funding was required for a replacement wheelchair accessible wooden bridge into the sailing club. His suggestion was that 6 local Rotary clubs might donate £250 each to add to the £840 Foundation grant received. 

The club was very pleased to contribute and donated £250.

Following our Pink5K in aid of St Marys hospice, Charles, Judith, Roger & Ali were invited to a reception at Holker Hall in aid of the Hospice. Various organisations, that had supported St Marys over the year were represented, inc Furness Rotary Club. Staff and volunteers were present from St Mary’s together with the Cavendish family, owners of Holker Hall.  

The month concluded with a very happy evening at The Waterhead Hotel where President Colin Thomson presented our Pink5K cheque for £3500 to Mr 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. Thanks were expressed to both AK for arranging the community event and the Inn Collection for their generous sponsorship, and to JT Atkinson for helping us to raise our magnificent total of £3500.

A wonderful month and proving yet again that despite being a small club we have again achieved great results!

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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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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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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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