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Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

We love a good charity challenge here at Lancaster House, and we especially love a small, hard-working charity that deserves & desperately needs funding to help continue their great work.

Inspired by the Olympics and the Diamond Birthday celebrations of English Lakes Hotels, we're doing our very own relay. But this time with a Christmas Cracker as our "Torch" which we're taking on a grand-tour of all 6 of the Hotels in our family-owned company before finally delivering it to Primrose House later on that day.

Starting at 6am on the 18th of December, a team of 14 runners will each take their turn running a section of the 60 mile route from the Waterhead in Ambleside to the Low Wood, Wild Boar (Crook), Storrs Hall (Bowness), Lancaster House (Lancaster), The Midland (Morecambe) and finally arriving at Primrose House in Middleton, hopefully 11 hours later.

It will be cold, dark and incredibly difficult. The roads will be undulating, twisting and unforgiving through the Lakes and North Lancashire. But, we never fail with our challenges and we WILL get the cracker from Ambleside to Middleton in one day. But we want to deliver more than just a cracker! We want to help this charity, who, in this their 25th (and most financially challenging) year, continue to carry on their amazing work helping severely disabled young adults lead a life in the "real world".

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity. 

Also, you can donate £2 by texting PRIM60 to 70070

So please dig deep, and donate now.

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With just a few hours to go before the off, we're doing all the last minute preparations to ensure the event is a great success. Pleas drop us a few quid if you can.

17/12/12 16:16

Thanks so much to English Lakes Hotels for posting this to their blog. You can read it here http://blog.englishlakes.co.uk/2012/12/04/a-cracking-christmas-run-for-local-charity/

06/12/12 17:04

Well, the official "reccy" of the route is now complete! Also, we're just sending out the Press Releases. So, fingers crossed, that'll help us get more donators!

06/12/12 17:00

Training is underway and so far we have over 10 volunteers to do the run. We are in the process of getting some tips from Nick - Duty Manager in the Sandpiper Leisure Club for cardio training & these will be posted in due course. Dig deep everyone - every penny counts. Thank You

17/11/12 17:25

Raising money for

Primrose House Trust

Primrose House Trust

Charity Registration No. 519086

Primrose House believes that even the most disabled person can with the right care live in the real world. It provides quality 24hr support for people with profound physical & learning disabilities & is committed to ensuring that residents lead a full,active life in a safe,loving environment

Donations 39

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Cherrie, good luck with your fund raising Love, Ena & Brian

Donation by Ena Henry on 20/12/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done team Lancaster You've gone from good to Great

Donation by Tim & Janette on 19/12/12

Donation by Debbie Middlehurst on 18/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

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Great effort!

Donation by David N on 18/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anon on 18/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Steve Pigg on 18/12/12

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

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£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

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£2.00

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£4.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 17/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 17/12/12

£5.00

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Donation by Martin Collins on 17/12/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Hayley Willis on 17/12/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Keep on running!

Donation by vanessa thackray on 17/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 17/12/12

£5.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£302.00
  • Offline donations£463.28
  • Text donations£87.00
  • Total raised£852.28
  • Gift Aid£65.75

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